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

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

by Page D. Keeley
 

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ISBN-10: 1412941792

ISBN-13: 9781412941792

Pub. Date: 03/20/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Use assessment to inform instruction and learning in the science classroom!

Science education expert Page Keeley shares 75 specific techniques that help K–12 science teachers determine students’ understanding of key concepts and design learning opportunities that will deepen students’ mastery of content and standards. These flexible assessments

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Use assessment to inform instruction and learning in the science classroom!

Science education expert Page Keeley shares 75 specific techniques that help K–12 science teachers determine students’ understanding of key concepts and design learning opportunities that will deepen students’ mastery of content and standards. These flexible assessments can be used with any science curriculum, and the author describes:

  • How each technique promotes student learning
  • Considerations for design and implementation, such as required materials, timing, modeling the technique, and grouping students
  • Modifications for different types of students or purposes
  • Ways the techniques can be used in other content areas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412941792
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/20/2008
Series:
Joint Publication
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. An Introduction to Formative Assessment Classroom Techniques (FACTs)
What Does a Formative Assessment Classroom Look Like?
Why Use Formative Assessment Classroom Techniques (FACTs)?
How Can Research Support the Use of FACTs?
Classroom Environments That Support Formative Assessment
Connecting Teaching and Learning
Making the Shift to a Formative Assessment-Centered Classroom
2. Integrating FACTs With Instruction and Learning
Integrating Assessment and Instruction
Assessment That Promotes Thinking and Learning
Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning: The Science Assessment, Instruction, and Learning Cycle (SAIL Cycle)
Stages in the SAIL Cycle
Engagements and Readiness
Eliciting Prior Knowledge
Exploration and Discovery
Concept and Skill Development
Concept and Skill Transfer
Self-Assessment and Reflection
Selecting and Using FACTs to Strengthen the Link Between Assessment, Instruction, and Learning
3. Considerations for Selecting, Planning for, and Implementing FACTs
Selecting FACTs
Selecting FACTs to Match Learning Goals
Selecting FACTS to Match Teaching Goals
The Critical Importance of Context in Selecting FACTs
Implementing FACTs
Starting Off With Small Steps
Maintaining and Extending Implementation
Using Data From the FACTs
4. Get the FACTs! 75 Science Formative Assessment Classroom Techniques (FACTs)
#1 A&D Statements
#2 Agreement Circles
#3 Annotated Student Drawings
#4 Card Sorts
#5 CCC: Collaborative Clued Correction
#6 Chain Notes
#7 Commit and Toss
#8 Concept Card Mapping
#9 Concept Cartoons
#10 Data Match
#11 Directed Paraphrasing
#12 Explanation Analysis
#13 Fact First Questioning
#14 Familiar Phenomenon Probes
#15 First Word-Last Word
#16 Fish Bowl Think Aloud
#17 Fist to Five
#18 Focused Listing
#19 Four Corners
#20 Frayer Model
#21 Friendly Talk Probes
#22 Give Me Five
#23 Guided Reciprocal Peer Questioning
#24 Human Scatterplots
#25 Informal Student Interviews
#26 Interest Scale
#27 I Think, We Think
#28 I Used to Think...But Now I Know
#29 Juicy Questions
#30 Justified List
#31 Justified True or False Statements
#32 K-W-L Variations
#33 Learning Goals Inventory (LGI)
#34 Look Back
#35 Missed-Conceptions
#36 Muddiest Point
#37 No Hands Questioning
#38 Odd One Out
#39 Paint the Picture
#40 Partner Speaks
#41 Pass the Question
#42 A Picture Tells a Thousand Words
#43 P-E-O Probes (Predict, Explain, Observe)
#44 POMS- Point Of Most Significance
#45 Popsicle Stick Questioning
#46 Prefacing Explanations
#47 PVF: Paired Verbal Fluency
#48 Question Generating
#49 Recognizing Exceptions
#50 Refutations
#51 Representation Analysis
#52 Rerun
#53 Scientists' Ideas Comparison
#54 Sequencing
#55 Sticky Bars
#56 STIP: Scientific Terminology Inventory Probe
#57 Student Evaluation of Learning Gains
#58 Synectics
#59 Ten-Two
#60 Thinking Log
#61 Think-Pair-Share
#62 Thought Experiments
#63 Three Minute Pause
#64 Three-Two-One
#65 Traffic Light Cards
#66 Traffic Light Cups
#67 Traffic Light Dots
#68 Two Minute Paper
#69 Two of Three Before Me
#70 Two Stars and a Wish
#71 Two-Thirds Testing
#72 Volleyball, Not Ping Pong!
#73 Wait Time Variations
#74 What Are You Doing and Why?
#75 Whiteboarding
Appendix
References
Index

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