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Challenge and expand students' abilities with multidimensional performance tasks! In this invaluable resource, science educators Elizabeth Hammerman and Diann Musial define a new vision for integrating science, mathematics, and language arts with instruction and assessment and encourage teachers to develop reliable processes for assessing both their teaching practice and student learning. This revised edition offers more than 20 performance assessments that promote student engagement. Each clearly articulated task correlates with current research and focuses on learning indicators linked to state and national standards. The assessments also model inquiry-based science in ways proven to increase student achievement, allowing learners to demonstrate their understanding of embedded concepts through exploration, inquiry, and application.
Teachers can follow detailed guidelines to develop customized assessments or use the assessments already included to evaluate learners': * Understanding of content and processes * Development of complex thinking skills * Aptitude for science * Ability to make real-world connections Featuring learning logs, portfolios, peer interview strategies, and sample teacher-student interviews, Integrating Science With Mathematics and Literacy, Second Edition, helps educators obtain accurate performance data while giving students opportunities to examine the world in exciting ways.
Elizabeth Hammerman professional background includes teaching science at the middle school and high school levels and over 20 years of experience teaching university science education courses and co-directing funded grant projects. She currently resides in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Diann Musial has been a distinguished teaching professor of education at Northern Illinois University. She is now a faculty member at Great Basin College. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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