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ERIC Number: EJ809661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Whole-Class Inquiry Assessments
Gallagher-Bolos, Joan A.; Smithenry, Dennis W.
Science Teacher, v75 n6 p39-44 Sep 2008
Whole-class inquiry (WCI) assessments range from challenging, paper-and-pencil puzzles to lab-based problems that require students to apply their own gathered data to a new scenario; the latter might also require students to perform a lab with new parameters, or to answer a question using data from a previous lab. In this article, the authors present two example WCI assessments to describe how they implement these tests and use them to build a strong sense of community in their classrooms. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A