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A concise science assessment text that helps K–12 teachers master the effective science assessment methods that lead to improved student learning

Presenting both traditional and innovative assessment methods integral to science teaching and learning, Essentials of Science Classroom Assessment shows teachers the connection between effective science assessment and improved student learning. The text uses a competence-based approach consistent with the National Science Education Standards to help teachers master assessment skills, apply them to science classroom instruction, and evaluate their impact on student learning.

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Provides practical examples from both elementary and secondary science classrooms to demonstrate how to design a wide variety of traditional and innovative assessment methods; Presents case scenarios in each chapter that help teachers reflect on the assessment issues they will encounter ...

Assessment for Learning and Teaching
Assessment for learning and teaching

Deciding to become a teacher is a major career decision. With much excitement and anticipation after your acceptance into a teacher education program, your journey toward becoming a science teacher starts in university classrooms. You are taking various courses, including science teaching methods courses. You may not give much attention to science assessment because your teacher education program may not offer a stand-alone science assessment course. From your grade school to university, you have seen your teachers conducting all kinds of assessment: quizzes, exams, standardized tests, and projects, to name just a few. Assessment is a routine task for all teachers; you may think that conducting science assessment requires no more than a commonsense approach, as ...

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