Science Formative Assessment: 75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning / Edition 1
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Science Formative Assessment: 75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning / Edition 1

by Page D. Keeley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412941806

ISBN-13: 9781412941808

Pub. Date: 03/20/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Formative assessment allows educators to discover the varied ideas that students bring to the classroom, determine students' understanding of key concepts, and design learning opportunities that will deepen students' mastery of content and standards. A nationally known expert in science education, Page Keeley provides a rich repertoire of purposeful methods that weave

Overview

Formative assessment allows educators to discover the varied ideas that students bring to the classroom, determine students' understanding of key concepts, and design learning opportunities that will deepen students' mastery of content and standards. A nationally known expert in science education, Page Keeley provides a rich repertoire of purposeful methods that weave assessment into the process of instruction and learning.

The author shares 75 specific assessment techniques to help teachers in Grades K-12 provide effective science instruction. These flexible assessments can be used with any science curriculum, and the author includes A description of how each technique promotes student learning, Considerations for design and implementation, such as required materials, timing, modeling the technique, and grouping students, Modifications for various instructional needs, Caveats for using each technique, Ways the techniques can be used in other content areas.

Science Formative Assessment promotes best practices in the science classroom and helps teachers expand their tool kit of proven assessment techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412941808
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/20/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xii
About the Author     xiv
An Introduction to Formative Assessment Classroom Techniques (FACTs)     1
What Does a Formative Assessment-Centered Classroom Look Like?     1
Why Use FACTs?     3
How Does Research Support the Use of FACTs?     6
Classroom Environments That Support Formative Assessment     8
Connecting Teaching and Learning     10
Making the Shift to a Formative Assessment-Centered Classroom     11
Integrating FACTs With Instruction and Learning     15
Integrating Assessment and Instruction     15
Assessment That Promotes Thinking and Learning     16
Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning: The Science Assessment, Instruction, and Learning Cycle (SAIL Cycle)     18
Stages in the SAIL Cycle     20
Engagement and Readiness     20
Eliciting Prior Knowledge     20
Exploration and Discovery     24
Concept and Skill Development     25
Concept and Skill Transfer     25
Self-Assessment and Reflection     25
Selecting and Using FACTs to Strengthen the Link Between Assessment, Instruction, and Learning     26
Considerations for Selecting,Implementing, and Using Data From FACTs     31
Selecting FACTs     31
Selecting FACTs to Match Learning Goals     31
Selecting FACTs to Match Teaching Goals     32
The Critical Importance of Classroom Context in Selecting FACTs     34
Planning to Use and Implement FACTs     35
Starting Off With Small Steps     37
Maintaining and Extending Implementation     38
Using Data From the FACTs     40
Get the FACTs! 75 Science Formative Assessment Classroom Techniques (FACTs)     45
A&D Statements     48
Agreement Circles     51
Annotated Student Drawings     53
Card Sorts     56
CCC-Collaborative Clued Corrections     59
Chain Notes     62
Commit and Toss     65
Concept Card Mapping     68
Concept Cartoons     71
Data Match     75
Directed Paraphrasing     77
Explanation Analysis     79
Fact First Questioning     83
Familiar Phenomenon Probes     85
First Word-Last Word     88
Fishbowl Think Aloud     91
Fist to Five     93
Focused Listing      95
Four Corners     97
Frayer Model     99
Friendly Talk Probes     102
Give Me Five     104
Guided Reciprocal Peer Questioning     106
Human Scatterplots     109
Informal Student Interviews     111
Interest Scale     115
I Think-We Think     117
I Used to Think...But Now I Know     119
Juicy Questions     121
Justified List     123
Justified True or False Statements     126
K-W-L Variations     128
Learning Goals Inventory (LGI)     131
Look Back     133
Missed Conception     135
Muddiest Point     138
No-Hands Questioning     140
Odd One Out     142
Paint the Picture     145
Partner Speaks     147
Pass the Question     149
A Picture Tells a Thousand Words     151
P-E-O Probes (Predict, Explain, Observe)     153
POMS-Point of Most Significance     156
Popsicle Stick Questioning     158
Prefacing Explanations     159
PVF-Paired Verbal Fluency     161
Question Generating      163
Recognizing Exceptions     165
Refutations     167
Representation Analysis     169
RERUN     172
Scientists' Ideas Comparison     173
Sequencing     176
Sticky Bars     178
STIP-Scientific Terminology Inventory Probe     180
Student Evaluation of Learning Gains     183
Synectics     186
Ten-Two     188
Thinking Log     189
Think-Pair-Share     192
Thought Experiments     194
Three-Minute Pause     195
Three-Two-One     197
Traffic Light Cards     199
Traffic Light Cups     201
Traffic Light Dots     203
Two-Minute Paper     204
Two or Three Before Me     206
Two Stars and a Wish     207
Two-Thirds Testing     209
Volleyball-Not Ping-Pong!     211
Wait Time Variations     213
What Are You Doing and Why?     216
Whiteboarding     218
Appendix     222
References     225
Index     228

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