Assessing Student Understanding in Science: A Standards-Based K-12 Handbook / Edition 2
  • Assessing Student Understanding in Science: A Standards-Based K-12 Handbook / Edition 2
  • Assessing Student Understanding in Science: A Standards-Based K-12 Handbook / Edition 2

Assessing Student Understanding in Science: A Standards-Based K-12 Handbook / Edition 2

by Sandra K. Enger, Robert (Bob) E. Yager
     
 

Comprehensive but accessible, this book is packed full of methods for assessing student achievement according to the National Science Education Standards adopted by the National Research Council.

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Comprehensive but accessible, this book is packed full of methods for assessing student achievement according to the National Science Education Standards adopted by the National Research Council.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412969932
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. A Framework for Assessing Student Understanding in Science
Assessment Based on Six Domains of Science
I. Conceptual Domain
II. Process Domain
III. Application Domain
IV. Attitude Domain
V. Creativity Domain
VI. Nature of Science Domain
Assessment Approaches Aligned With the Six Domains
2. Assessment in the Contexts of Teaching
Planning Instruction and Assessment
What Assessment Is
Formative and Summative Assessment
Assessment Types and Approaches
National Science Education Assessment Standards
Implementing Assessment Guidelines
The Internet as an Assessment Resource
3. Evaluating Teaching Practice
Action Research
Assessment of Classroom Practice With Video Recording Support
Sources of Instrumentation for Assessing Practice
Self-Assessment of Constructivist Practice
Science-as-Inquiry Surveys
4. Rubrics and Scoring Guides
Rubrics and Scoring Guides: What Are They?
Rubric Construction: A Teacher's Perspective
Rubric or Scoring Guide Design
Examples of Tasks and Rubrics
How Well Does a Rubric Communicate the Original Task?
5. Science Notebooks
Science Notebooks: Formative and Summative Assessment Tools
Notebook Scaffolds
Assessment Components for Notebooks
Supporting Graphing Skills and Abilities
6. Assessment Examples for All Grade Levels
Open-Ended Questions (Integrates Domains)
Student Laboratory Environment Inventory (Integrates Domains)
Ideas for Assessing in the Application Domain
Observation Checklist (Integrates Domains)
Use of Application-Level Multiple-Choice Questions
Examples for the Creativity Domain
Assessing Attitudes, Preferences, and Processes
7. Assessment Examples for Grades K Through 4
Applying Process Skills and Experimental Design
Application Assessment Items for Grades K Through 3
Assessing Attitudes About Science
Student Self-Assessment
Assessing Perceptions About Scientists
8. Assessment Examples for Grades 5 Through 8
Developing a Group Performance Task
Preparation for Standardized Tests
Electronic Portfolios for Students
Structuring Peer Assessment for Cooperative Groups
Class Assessment of Group Project Presentations
9. Assessment Examples for Grades 9 Through 12
Using the Student Laboratory Environment Inventory
Looking at Science Processes
Assessing Specific Areas of Understanding
Assessing Students' Views of the Scientific Process
Glossary of Assessment-Related Terminology
References
Index

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