College Science Teachers Guide to Assessment
Edited by Thomas R. Lord, Donald P. French, and Linda W. Crow
College Science Teachers Guide to Assessment provides busy professors with a quick reference for promoting student reflection after exams, encouraging student-led teaching models, and looking at exam corrections from both instructor and student perspectives. The 28 peer-reviewed chapters cover general assessment topics (such as validation of survey instruments) and traditional and alternative assessment techniques in both science and science education classrooms. A series of how-to assessment practices that have been successfully utilized in the field and practical tips to enhance assessment in the college science classroom are also included.
This handy reference will help you
- Use multiple choice questions to assess comprehension and expose faulty thinking
- Gain an intrinsic understanding of assessment techniques in a variety of settings, including the laboratory, online classes, and large undergraduate science courses
- Learn ways to teach assessment techniques to preservice teachers
- Explore alternative assessment techniques such as electronic portfolios, scientific posters, and Wetscience
- Realize the value of peer assessment, student reflection, exam corrections as a means of assessment, and student-led teaching models
- Avoid the practices that jeopardize meaningful student assessment
- Determine sensible and fair ways of assessing students
Enjoy an additional chapter—"Assessment and Instruction: Starting With the End in Mind," by Susan Gomez-Zwiep and William J. Straits—available only online!