Assessing Student Understanding in Science: A Standards-Based K-12 Handbook (2nd Revised edition)

Assessing Student Understanding in Science: A Standards-Based K-12 Handbook (2nd Revised edition)

By: Robert E. Yager (author), Sandra K. Enger (author)Hardback

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Educators need a way to better assess science curriculum, teaching, and student learning to help our students become leaders, not just followers, in their technological future. Sandra Enger and Robert Yager, two experts in the field, provide the way. Comprehensive yet accessible, this book is packed full of methods for assessing the National Science Education Standards adopted by the National Research Counciluthe basis for most state and local standards. Alternative assessments, rubrics, grade level exemplars, and ideas for teachers to evaluate and improve their own curriculum and instruction make this practical hands-on guide a must. This book addresses critical issues of assessment including:Criteria to measure student progress in the six domains of science: concepts, processes, applications, attitude, the nature of science, and creativity Assessing student learning Evaluating teaching practice Designing rubrics and scoring guidesThis second edition of Assessing Student Understanding in Science: A Standards-Based Ku12 Handbook has been updated throughout and includes a new chapter on using notebooks in the science classroom, as well as extensive coverage of the use of formative assessment during science instruction.

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Sandra K. Enger is a faculty member at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and associate director of the Institute for Science Education. She teaches methods courses for preservice teachers in elementary science and also undergraduate and graduate assessment courses. As a professional development provider, she has worked with international teachers from Russia, the Ukraine, and multiple Trans-Eurasian countries. Her consulting work includes development of assessment materials, conducting project evaluations, and participation in alignment studies. She graduated from Winona State (MN) University with a BS in science and a master's degree in biological sciences. Her PhD in science education was awarded by The University of Iowa. She has had extensive classroom experience at both secondary and university levels. Robert E. Yager is professor emeritus of science education at The University of Iowa, where he also earned two graduate degrees. He has di-rected over 100 National Science Foundation projects and has served as chair for nearly 130 doctoral students. Yager has served as president for seven national professional organizations. He has been involved internationally with special ongoing projects in Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Turkey, and Estonia. Yager's research interests and teaching are involved with science, technology, and society (STS), es-pecially in terms of it as an instructional reform effort and the other visions outlined in the National Science Education Standards. He continues to identify Exemplary Science Programs across the world.


Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. A Framework for Assessing Student Understanding in Science Assessment Based on Six Domains of Science I. Conceptual Domain II. Process Domain III. Application Domain IV. Attitude Domain V. Creativity Domain VI. Nature of Science Domain Assessment Approaches Aligned With the Six Domains 2. Assessment in the Contexts of Teaching Planning Instruction and Assessment What Assessment Is Formative and Summative Assessment Assessment Types and Approaches National Science Education Assessment Standards Implementing Assessment Guidelines The Internet as an Assessment Resource 3. Evaluating Teaching Practice Action Research Assessment of Classroom Practice With Video Recording Support Sources of Instrumentation for Assessing Practice Self-Assessment of Constructivist Practice Science-as-Inquiry Surveys 4. Rubrics and Scoring Guides Rubrics and Scoring Guides: What Are They? Rubric Construction: A Teacher's Perspective Rubric or Scoring Guide Design Examples of Tasks and Rubrics How Well Does a Rubric Communicate the Original Task? 5. Science Notebooks Science Notebooks: Formative and Summative Assessment Tools Notebook Scaffolds Assessment Components for Notebooks Supporting Graphing Skills and Abilities 6. Assessment Examples for All Grade Levels Open-Ended Questions (Integrates Domains) Student Laboratory Environment Inventory (Integrates Domains) Ideas for Assessing in the Application Domain Observation Checklist (Integrates Domains) Use of Application-Level Multiple-Choice Questions Examples for the Creativity Domain Assessing Attitudes, Preferences, and Processes 7. Assessment Examples for Grades K Through 4 Applying Process Skills and Experimental Design Application Assessment Items for Grades K Through 3 Assessing Attitudes About Science Student Self-Assessment Assessing Perceptions About Scientists 8. Assessment Examples for Grades 5 Through 8 Developing a Group Performance Task Preparation for Standardized Tests Electronic Portfolios for Students Structuring Peer Assessment for Cooperative Groups Class Assessment of Group Project Presentations 9. Assessment Examples for Grades 9 Through 12 Using the Student Laboratory Environment Inventory Looking at Science Processes Assessing Specific Areas of Understanding Assessing Students' Views of the Scientific Process Glossary of Assessment-Related Terminology References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/11/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412969925
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9781412969925
  • weight: 794
  • ISBN10: 1412969921
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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