Assessing student understanding in science: a standards based K-12 handbook

Comprehensive yet accessible, this book is full of methods for assessing the National Science Education Standards adopted by the National Research Council, the basis for most state and local standards.

Alternative assessments, rubrics, grade level exemplars, and ideas for teachers to evaluate and improve their own curriculum and instruction make this practical hands-on guide a must.

This book addresses critical issues of assessment including:

  • Criteria to measure student progress in the six domains of science: concepts, processes, applications, attitude, the nature of science, and creativity
  • Assessing student learning
  • Evaluating teaching practice
  • Designing rubrics and scoring guides.

This second edition of 'Assessing student understanding in science: a standards-based K-12 handbook' has been updated throughout and includes a new chapter on using notebooks in the science classroom, as well as extensive coverage of the use of formative assessment during science instruction.

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Author(s)Sandra K Enger, Robert E Yager
Age11-14, 14-16
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Shelf referenceA 507.1073 ENG
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