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This APU report for teachers gives information about what was assessed in the APU monitoring of students’ performance aged 11 (a short-hand for children between the ages of 10 years 9 months and 11 years 8 months). After a brief summary of the background to the APU surveys, it's main focus is a description and rationale for the categories of performance that were tested, which are illustrated by examples of test questions and marking keys used in the surveys.
2.Background to the APU surveys
3.Young children’s scientific development and its assessment
4.The categories of science performance
5.Methods of assessment
6.Examples of test questions
7.The assessment of children’s scientific attitudes
8.Marking and categorising answers
9.The participation of schools
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