Rise and Shine: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Science Teacher
Chapter 8: Assessment Literacy
Miami Museum of Science. Forms of Alternative Assessment: www.miamisci.org/ph/lpdefine.html#AA
SciLinks (keyword: Assessment): www.scilinks.org
Brookhart, S. 2008. How to give effective feedback to your students. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Wilson, M. B. 2011. Goodbye to “Good job!”—The power of specific feedback. ASCD Express 6:10. www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol6/610-wilson.aspx?utm_source=ascdexpress&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=express610
Abell, S. K., and M. J. Volkmann. 2006. Seamless assessment in science: A guide for elementary and middle school teachers. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.
Atkin, J. M., and J. E. Coffey. 2003. Everyday assessment in the science classroom. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.
Brookhart, S. M. 2010. How to assess higher-order thinking skills in your classroom. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Fisher, C., and N. Frey. 2007. Checking for understanding: Formative assessment techniques for your classroom. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Keeley, P., et al. Uncovering student ideas in science. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press. (Series of books that contain formative assessment probes)
Marzano, R. 2010. Formative assessment and standards-based grading. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Research Laboratory.
Popham, E. J. 2008. Transformative assessment. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Hershberger, K., C. Zembal-Saul, and M. L. Starr. 2006. Evidence helps the KWL get a KLEW. NSTA WebNews Digest. www.nsta.org/publications/news/story.aspx?id=51519
Instructional Reading Strategy: KWL (Know, Want to Know, Learned): www.indiana.edu/~l517/KWL.htm
K-W-H-L Chart: www.ncsu.edu/midlink/KWL.chart.html
K-W-L Chart: www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/printouts/chart-a-30226.html
Using KWL to Introduce Inquiry: www.exploratorium.edu/IFI/resources/lifescienceinquiry/usingkwl.html
Assessment and Rubric Information: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/edref.html
Assessment Rubrics: http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/intech/rubrics.htm
Lantz, H. B. 2004. Rubrics for assessing student achievement in science grades K–12. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
Rubrics for Assessment: www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/rubrics.shtml
Tech for Learning: http://myt4l.com/index.php?v=pl&page_ac=view&type=tools&tool=rubricmaker
Test Banks and Released Items
AAAS Project 2061 Science Assessment: http://assessment.aaas.org
MOSART (Misconceptions-Oriented Standards-Based Assessment Resources for Teachers): www.cfa.harvard.edu/smgphp/mosart/
NAEP Science Assessment: www.nationsreportcard.gov/science_2009/sample_quest.asp?tab_id=tab2&subtab_id=Tab_1
PALS (Performance Assessment Links in Science): http://pals.sri.com
Released State Tests and Sample Tests: www.edinformatics.com/testing
TIMSS Assessment Questions (Grades 4 and 8): http://nces.ed.gov/timss/educators.asp