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Engage your students in scientific thinking across disciplines! Did you know that scientists spend more than half of their time reading and writing? Students who are science literate can analyze, present, and defend data – both orally and in writing. The updated edition of this bestseller offers strategies to link the new science standards with literacy expectations and specific ideas you can put to work right away. Features include: • A discussion of how to use science to develop essential 21st century skills • Instructional routines that help students become better writers • Useful strategies for using complex scientific texts in the classroom • Tools to monitor student progress through formative assessment When students are curious, they thrive. Give your students the strong base they ...

Assessing Student Learning in Science
Assessing Student Learning in Science

The interest in science assessment and science instruction has been heightened in recent years by the very public comparisons between students in the United States and science students in other countries using measures like the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Program for International Assessment (PISA). As noted in Chapter 1, several countries outperform U.S. students, and U.S. students, while maintaining status quo, are not advancing to the highest levels to the degree that they might. While clearly our goal is not to “beat” students in other countries, it is our distinct aim to provide ...

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