APU Science Reports for Teachers: Students Aged 11

Of the 11 APU Science Reports for Teachers, five addressed aspects of the surveys or students' performance of particular relevance to teachers of students aged 11.

Report 1 summarised the findings from the first two surveys across the range of categories assessed, indicating what most students aged 11 were able to do, what about half could do and what few could do.

Report 4 outlined the categories of science performance assessed and how they were assessed.

Report 6 was about practical testing combined information across the three age groups involved in the surveys, describing the ‘circus’ approach used to assess observation and how the performance of investigations was assessed.

Report 8 was concerned with results of assessing students’ skills in planning investigations; Report 11 describes the outcomes of a joint study between the APU science teams and the APU language team.

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APU Science Report for Teachers 11: The Language of Science

This APU report for teachers differs from other reports in being jointly authored by members of the APU language and science teams. It reports the joint study of students’ written and spoken language in relation to science subject matter. This study addressed the question of whether competence in one domain might...

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