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Casady, Grant M. – American Biology Teacher, 2015
Undergraduate biology labs often explore the techniques of data collection but neglect the statistical framework necessary to express findings. Students can be confused about how to use their statistical knowledge to address specific biological questions. Growth in the area of observational ecology requires that students gain experience in…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Biology
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Turner, Matthew J.; Rios, Jose M. – American Biology Teacher, 2008
Recent education reform efforts are at the forefront of educators' minds across the nation, science teachers notwithstanding. At least 48 states have developed a mandated standardized test, the majority of which also publish an individual school proficiency report. Washington State's new standardized science test is an example of such reforms…
Descriptors: Research Design, Scientific Methodology, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement
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Ketover, Samantha E.; Rios, Jose M. – American Biology Teacher, 2003
Education reform is nothing new; however, from the authors' point of view, the tension between assessment and accountability is at an all-time high. Currently, 48 states administer state-mandated tests and 36 states publish annual report cards on school performance. As a nation, Americans are faced with a political and educational situation in…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Change, Accountability, Student Evaluation