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Assessments are tools for evaluating student understanding of science content, ability to think critically, the capability to design investigations and analyze results, and the capacity to relate science topics to the real world.

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Seeing Students Learn Science

It is truly an exciting time in science education. Science educators across the country are adapting to a new vision of how students learn science gui...

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The Feedback Loop: Using Formative Assessment Data for Science Teaching and Learning

What really helps your students learn science: Labs? Group work? Certain types of problems or test questions? Something you never even thought about? ...

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Uncovering Student Ideas in Primary Science, Volume 1: 25 New Formative Assessment Probes for Grades K–2

Winner of the Distinguished Achievement Award from PreK-12 Learning Group, Association of American Publishers! What ideas do young children bring t...

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Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 9–12: Explore-Before-Explain in Physical Science

COMING IN APRIL 2021; NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER   Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 9–12 is the one-stop resource that will inspire...

 

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Freebies for Science Teachers, March 30, 2021
 

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Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 2, Second Edition: 25 More Formative Assessment Probes

“Leave no alternative science idea unchallenged!” could be the slogan of this second edition of Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 2. Lik...

 

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Rethinking the Discussion on ‘Learning Loss’
 

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Students Taught by a First-Time Instructor Using Active-Learning Teaching Strategies Outperform Students Taught by a Highly-Regarded Traditional Instructor

In this paper we put forth a model for physics course reform that uniquely uses proven, research-based active-learning strategies to help students imp...

 

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What Is Brainstorming?
 

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Assessing Preservice Teachers’ Experience With Wind Energy Education Through a Cooperative Learning Experience

The purpose of this study was to investigate knowledge and attitudes of preservice teachers toward wind energy education. The participants for this st...

 

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Learning Researchers

Formative assessment has been shown to be a critical activity for promoting meaningful understanding in the classroom. Systematic engagement in format...

 

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Challenges for Science Teachers in Using Assessment Effectively With Their Students
 

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Formative Assessment of English Language Proficiency in the Science Classroom

In a linguistically diverse fourth-grade classroom, students carry out an investigation to answer the lesson question: How are we able to see objects?...

 

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Why Does the Moon Look Like That Again?
 

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Using Formative Assessment Probes With Real or Virtual Field Trips

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