What is assessment?
How do you assess your students’ progress?
How do they assess themselves and their peers?
How do you assess the effectiveness of your own teaching?
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.
This guide is divided into four sections, comprising 28 peer-reviewed chapters, and covers 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.
For college science professors, 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
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