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ERIC Number: EJ944162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Formative Assessment Probes: With a Purpose
Keeley, Page
Science and Children, v48 n9 p22-25 Jul 2011
The first thing that comes to mind for many teachers when they think of assessment is testing, quizzes, performance tasks, and other summative forms used for grading purposes. Such assessment practices represent only a fraction of the kinds of assessment that occur on an ongoing basis in an effective science classroom. Formative assessment is a type of classroom assessment used by teachers to support instruction and learning. For formative assessment to be used effectively, it needs to be "purposefully" linked to learning and rooted in good teaching practices. In this article, the author uses the stages of the Science Assessment, Instruction, and Learning (SAIL) Cycle to reflect upon and share some of the ways the probes published in "Science and Children" (2010-2011) can be used to integrate assessment, instruction, and learning. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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