Proven Programs in Education is a series of books that draws on the best of Better: Evidence-Based Education, a unique magazine that provides leadership teams in education with the information they need. The series includes four titles: Proven Programs in Literacy; Proven Programs in STEM; Proven Programs in Social Emotional Development; Proven Programs in Classroom Management and Assessment

The Proven Programs in Education series is about research-proven strategies and programs that can be applied in practice. The authors distill their work and research into succinct, easily-digestible articles highlighting the practical implications that teachers, principals, and administrators can use. Each article includes links to further reading and resources that allow readers to delve more deeply into particular issues.

The Role of Technology in Science Assessments

The role of technology in science assessments

Technology-enhanced assessments can measure complex knowledge in a way impossible through paper-and-pencil testing and are more reflective of how students learn. Jody Clarke-Midura discusses the potential.

Imagine an eighth grade student taking a science test on a computer. She is in Massachusetts, yet on the computer walking around a 3-D simulation of an Alaskan Bay, investigating a decline in kelp population. She has collected data and identified the water temperature as the possible cause. In order to test her idea, she measures the water temperature in an area north of the bay and finds it to be cooler. She next clicks on an interactive map to relocate the kelp to this new location. ...

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