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  • Creating and Using Instructionally Supportive Assessments in NGSS Classrooms

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    Imagine handing out assessments that spark enthusiasm rather than dread. In six easy-to-follow steps, this book empowers science teachers to create tasks that guide students to use their knowledge, not just memorize…

  • Everyday Assessment in the Science Classroom

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    Make ongoing, classroom-based assessment second nature to your students and you. Everyday Assessment in the Science Classroom is a thought-provoking collection of 10 essays on the theories behind the latest assessment…

  • Assessments

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    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.

  • Assessment

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    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…

  • Assessment

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    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

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    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…

  • Online Extras: The Power of Assessing

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    Online Extras: The Power of Assessing If you have purchased The Power of Assessing, you can view the accompanying videos and investigation guides online. These resources are for your personal use only and are not to be redistributed. To view the online extras, please type in the second word in the body text on page 39…

  • College Science Teachers Guide to Assessment

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    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…

  • The Power of Investigating: Guiding Authentic Assessments

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    Children want to explore, dig, build, play, and wonder. To do this they need to touch, feel, see, observe, listen, manipulate, plan, and create. How does a teacher build and maintain a learning environment that will…

  • The Power of Assessing: Guiding Powerful Practices

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    The Power of Assessing will show you how to use authentic assessments as a dynamic teaching tool. But this book doesn’t just describe ways to evaluate your students’ learning. Through colorful photographs and over 30…

  • Science Formative Assessment, Volume 2: 50 More Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning

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    A Copublication of Corwin Press and NSTA Press This book shows readers how to use assessment to inform instruction and learning in the science classroom. In the bestselling first volume, Page Keeley shared 75…

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