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Assessing Student Understanding in Science A Standards-Based K-12 Handbook

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ISBN-10: 0761976493

ISBN-13: 9780761976493

Edition: 2001

Authors: Sandra K. Enger, Robert E. Yager

List price: $33.95
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"This is a great book! It provides real examples for teachers, school districts, and teacher education programs to assess science standards in the curriculum." Fred Bartelheim, Professor College of Education, University of Northern Colorado, Greeleynbsp; "An abundance of practical assessment instruments at your fingertips! Checklists, rubrics, real-examples its all fantastic!" Mary Ann Sweet, School Counselor Tomball Elementary School, TX Finallyan accessible and practical approach to assessing science education! 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 but accessiblethis book is packed full of methods for assessing the National Science Education Standards adopted by the National Research Councilthe 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 guides Enger and Yager deftly weave together theory and real-life practice using examples created by teachers in the field. A rich resource section offers an in-depth glossary and examples and samples specific to grade levels. The book will be invaluable to individual teachers as well as to districts in developing district-wide assessment of state and local standards.
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 10/23/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Evaluating Teaching Practice
Assessment Based on the Six Domains of Science
Assessment in the Contexts of Teaching
Rubrics and Scoring Guides
Assessment Examples for All Grade Levels
Assessment Samples for Grades K Through 4
Assessment Samples for Grades 5 Through 8
Assessment Examples for Grades 9 Through 12