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APU Science Report for Teachers 6: Practical Testing at Ages 11, 13, and 15

This APU report for teachers describes the aspect of the science surveys where the science project broke new ground. The reason for including practical tasks was the emphasis placed on practical work in science, requiring a range of skills.

It was considered that science performance could not be adequately...

Nuffield Chemistry: Chemistry - Introduction and Guide

One of the first books to be produced by the Nuffield Science Teaching Project in the 1960s, this introduction outlines the Nuffield Chemistry scheme and how its new approach to teaching and assessment aimed to modernise the teaching of the subject for students aged 11-16.

The chapters are:
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Teachers Evaluating and Assessing Mathematics (TEAM): Section 1 - Students' Work (1)

A resource from the Mathematics Centre at the University of Chichester which gives some examples of students' work and a variety of activities to develop mathematical skills.

Examples of students’ work from a wide range of ages and attainment. This section contains an overview of the project...

Teachers Evaluating and Assessing Mathematics (TEAM): Section 1 - Students' Work (2)

Eight more examples of students’ work from a wide range of ages and attainment, produced by the Mathematics Centre at the University of Chichester. They are accompanied by appropriate questions and activities all of which illustrate some characteristics of the type of work the project sought to promote.

Each...

Teachers Evaluating and Assessing Mathematics (TEAM): Section 5 - Evaluation

In this section of the Teachers Evaluating and Assessing Mathematics (TEAM) project, produced by the Mathematics Centre at the University of Chichester, the project team attempt to clarify issues related to the evaluation of students' and teachers' work. As in the remainder of the TEAM material, teachers' and...

Teachers Evaluating and Assessing Mathematics (TEAM): Section 6 - Assessment

In this section of the Teachers Evaluating and Assessing Mathematics (TEAM) material, from the Mathematics Centre at the University of Chichester, assessment is discussed from a number of different viewpoints including those of the students, teachers and examination boards.

The materials also give some...

Nuffield Physics: Tests and Examinations

In Nuffield Physics constructive problems or questions that ask for active thinking largely took the place of pupils' reading in texts or background books. The first chapter in this book about tests and examinations provided guidance on the nature and purposes of the questions in the range of Question Books. The...

APU Science Report for Teachers 4: Science Assessment Framework Age 11

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...

APU Science Report for Teachers 9: Assessing Investigations at Age 13 and 15

This APU Science report for teachers is based on a selection of the questions used in the surveys of students aged 13 and 15 in the surveys carried out in 1981 and 1982 to assess the performance of investigations. These were complete investigations carried out individually by students working alone. Reference is...

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