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ERIC Number: EJ850036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Teaching: A Reflective Process
German, Susan; O'Day, Elizabeth
Science Scope, v32 n9 p44-49 Jul 2009
In this article, the authors describe how they used formative assessments to ferret out possible misconceptions among middle-school students in a unit about weather-related concepts. Because they teach fifth- and eighth-grade science, this assessment also gives them a chance to see how student understanding develops over the years. This year they used the formative assessment probe "Wet Jeans" from "Uncovering Student Ideas in Science: 25 Formative Assessment Probes" (Keeley, Eberle, and Farrin 2005). (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 8
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A