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ERIC Number: EJ938376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9266
Assessing Pupils' Skills in Experimentation
Hammann, Marcus; Phan, Thi Thanh Hoi; Ehmer, Maike; Grimm, Tobias
Journal of Biological Education, v42 n2 p66-72 2008
This study is concerned with different forms of assessment of pupils' skills in experimentation. The findings of three studies are reported. Study 1 investigates whether it is possible to develop reliable multiple-choice tests for the skills of forming hypotheses, designing experiments and analysing experimental data. Study 2 compares scores from multiple-choice tests with scores from an open-response test in order to investigate how to assess pupils' skills in planning two-factor experiments. Study 3 investigates whether scores from multiple-choice tests correlate with student performance in a practical test on seed germination. (Contains 3 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany