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ERIC Number: EJ919985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
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ISSN: ISSN-1046-560X
Developing a Web-Based Mechanism for Assessing Teacher Science Content Knowledge
Byers, Al; Koba, Susan; Sherman, Greg; Scheppke, Joan; Bolus, Roger
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v22 n3 p273-289 Apr 2011
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recently launched a comprehensive electronic professional development (e-PD) online portal, the NSTA Learning Center. This support site for educators currently includes over 6,000 e-PD resources and opportunities available on-demand, as well as various tools designed to help educators maximize the effectiveness of using NSTA resources. One tool, the PD Indexer, helps teachers identify their own areas of content strengths and weaknesses by selecting content-specific assessments. Individual NSTA resources are recommended based on assessment outcomes. This paper presents a detailed description of the procedures employed by NSTA to develop valid and reliable PD Indexer content-specific multiple-choice assessment items.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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