Focused on teaching methods, Your Science Classroom: Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher is a core textbook for use in elementary / middle school science methods courses. Designed around a practical, “practice-what-you teach” approach to methods instruction, the text is based on current constructivist philosophy and organized around 5E inquiry and guided by the National Science Education Teaching Standards. The text is purposely designed to prepare teachers to teach science in ways that foster positive attitudes and engagement in meaningful science learning for themselves and their students.

Assessment and Evaluation: A Guide for Science Instruction

Assessment and Evaluation: A Guide for Science Instruction

Assessment and evaluation: A guide for science instruction

Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 8, students will be able to

  • describe and distinguish between forms of assessment (alternative, authentic, performance, traditional),
  • distinguish between assessment and evaluation, including the roles each holds in teaching and learning,
  • demonstrate the alignment of instructional objectives with assessment,
  • describe the purposes and uses of analytic and holistic rubrics, and
  • apply the use of a rubric with assessment.

Nses Teaching Standards Addressed in Chapter 8

Standard C: Teachers of science engage in ongoing assessment of their teaching and of student learning. In doing this, teachers

  • use multiple methods and systematically gather data about student understanding and ability;
  • analyze assessment data to guide teaching;
  • guide students in self-assessment;
  • use student data, observations of teaching, and interactions with ...
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