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  • Everyday Assessment in the Science Classroom

    NSTA Press Book | January 2003

    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…

  • 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.

  • Online Extras: The Power of Assessing

    Page | March 2020

    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…

  • The Power of Investigating: Guiding Authentic Assessments

    NSTA Press Book | March 2017

    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

    NSTA Press Book | July 2018

    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…

  • College Science Teachers Guide to Assessment

    NSTA Press Book | February 2009

    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…

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

    NSTA Press Book | January 2015

    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…

  • Assessing Assessment to Inform Science Leadership

    Book Chapter | February 2009

    This chapter uses the ReaL Earth System Science project as a metaphor for investigating the landscape of assessment in science education. This framing turns the focus of the five questions away from the Earth system and…

  • 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…

  • The Final Assessment

    Book Chapter | March 2012

    As with all large projects, there are often many ways to approach the final assessment. Since the inception of this project, the authors have tried numerous methods to evaluate this yearlong performance assessment—some…

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