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  • Assessment

    Book Chapter | January 2003

    This section outlines possible assessment criteria for student research, as well as example assessment rubrics for posters and written reports. Engaging in peer review provides both opportunities and challenges for…

  • Assessment

    Book Chapter | January 2003

    In assessing student research, clearly defined "right" or "wrong" answers rarely exist. Instead, the goal of assessment is to evaluate the process used by students and the conceptual understandings they have achieved…

  • Assessment

    Book Chapter | January 2003

    Assessment, broadly defined, means information gathering. Grading (or evaluating) students is certainly one type of assessment. Tests, portfolios, and lab practicals are all assessment devices. However, teachers assess…

  • Assessments

    Book Chapter | June 2012

    This chapter contains the unit test and answer key as well as the essay question assessment Rubric for the book This is Your Brain. Other alternate assessment options are also included.

  • Formative Assessment Probes: Describing the Motion of a Marble

    Journal Article | March 2019

  • Apple in the Dark

    Journal Article | January 2019

  • Our Best Thinking So Far

    Journal Article | April 2019

    their model of the Earth-Sun system. Elementary science instructional … of an overcrowded clay pot that cracked from the root pressure of the grasses growing …

  • “Doing” Science vs. “Doing” Engineering

    Journal Article | March 2020

  • Balance Beam

    Journal Article | February 2019

  • Uncovering Parent’s and Children’s Ideas in Science

    Journal Article | May 2020

  • Collaborative Assessments

    Journal Article | August 2020

  • Reflections on Assessment

    Book Chapter | January 2003

    As a context for thinking about the claims made in this book, some of the circumstances that have influenced the demand for and character of assessment in general are noted. The argument is then made that the…

  • Assessment of Inquiry

    Book Chapter | January 2003

    This chapter provides an overview of frameworks that teachers can use to conduct assessments of students’ engagement in scientific inquiry. The author examines two factors that are central to such assessment. One factor…

  • Assessment Activities

    Book Chapter | January 2004

    This book is a compilation of brief descriptions of innovative and effective ideas, tips, and approaches in undergraduate science teaching. Assessment must be aligned with learning goals and successful learning is…

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