Assessing Hands-On Science : A Teacher's Guide to Performance Assessment
If you want to make sure your students are learning, you must somehow measure their progress. But how can you do that in a science program where the students "construct knowledge" for themselves instead of memorizing facts? Brown and Shavelson show you exactly what to do in this useful guide to science performance assessment. This book helps you answer these questions:
- Why should you use performance assessments for your hands-on science program?
- What can you "measure" that you can't just observe?
- How can you score the responses to give meaning in a grading context?
- Which performance assessment will work best for your (and your students') purposes?