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Assessment in Science : A Guide to Professional Development and Classroom Practice - Daniel P. Shepardson

Assessment in Science

A Guide to Professional Development and Classroom Practice

By: Daniel P. Shepardson (Editor)

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Published: 31st July 2001
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Assessment in Science combines professional development and classroom practice in a single volume. The pragmatic nature of the book makes it a valuable resource for administrators and staff developers interested in designing professional development programs, and for science teachers looking for techniques and examples of classroom-based assessments. Unique features of Assessment in Science include: 1) practical strategies and tools for implementing successful professional development programs in science assessment, 2) teacher stories and case studies about classroom-based assessment practice and how these teachers changed their assessment practice, 3) examples of classroom-based assessments and scoring guides, 4) samples of student work with teacher commentary, and 5) examples of how the national reform documents in science education served as tools in professional development programs and in designing classroom-based assessments.
Assessment in Science expands the existing literature on science assessment by sharing a model for professional development, and examples of teacher-developed assessments with accompanying student work and teacher commentary. Chapters written by science teachers tell how they assess students and how they have changed their assessment practice, as well as how changing assessment practice has resulted in a change in their science instruction.
Assessment in Science is targeted at practising professionals in science education: administrators, staff developers, science teachers, and university science educators. Assessment in Science has applicability to graduate-level courses in science education and in-service courses for science teachers. The teacher chapters are also appropriate for use in undergraduate science methods courses to illustrate classroom-based assessments.

Acknowledgements
Dedication
Introduction to Assessment in Science: A Guide to Professional Development and Classroom Practicep. 1
A Professional Development Framework for Collaborating with Teachers to Change Classroom Assessment Practicep. 9
The NRC Standards as a Tool in the Professional Development of Science Teachers Assessment Knowledge and Practicep. 39
Facilitating Change in Classroom Assessment Practice: Issues for Professional Developmentp. 53
Thinking about Assessment: An Example from an Elementary Classroomp. 67
A Framework for Thinking about and Planning Classroom Assessments in Sciencep. 83
Assessment for Emergent Science Literacy in Classrooms for Young Childrenp. 101
Tools for Assessing and Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle Schoolp. 119
Assessing Children's Science Learning and Process Skills in the Elementary Classroomp. 149
Pedagogical-Assessment Activities in a Middle School Life Science Classroomp. 163
The Multidimensional Assessment of Student Performance in Middle School Sciencep. 181
Developing and Using Diagnostic and Summative Assessments to Determine Students' Conceptual Understanding in a Junior High School Earth Science Classroomp. 197
Alternatives to Teaching and Assessing in A High School Chemistry Classroom: Computer Animations and Other Forms of Visualizationp. 211
Authentic Assessment in High School Science: A Classroom Perspectivep. 227
What We Have Learned: A Summary of Chapter Themesp. 251
Notes on Contributorsp. 257
Author Indexp. 259
Subject Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9780792370949
ISBN-10: 0792370945
Series: Guide to Professional Development and Classroom Practice
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 31st July 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.39