Standards-based science education is inextricably linked to performance-based student assessments that are clear, consistent, and accurate measures of what students know and are able to do. Containing more than 100 ready-to-use rubrics, this compact volume meets that need by offering K-12 students the most complete collection of field-tested evaluation tools in science available today. Combining clarity, detail, utility, and practicality, these performance list rubrics, holistic rubrics, and analytic rubrics accommodate diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments and scaffold essential performance tasks across all grade ranges.
I recommend Rubrics for Assessing Student Achievement in Science Grades K-12 to any school district that is moving toward a standards-based curriculum. It will serve as a valuable tool for assessing student learning. -- Grace Cisek, Director of Mathematics and Science Curriculum
Provides practical and proven tools for assessing and improving learning and performing in science. You and your students will unquestionably benefit from their use. -- From the Foreword by Jay McTighe
"Provides the long-awaited solution for teachers looking for ways to successfully assess performance tasks, but who lack the time or expertise to do it all themselves. All of the rubrics presented in this book are open in their design so teachers can adapt them for many different situations." -- NSTA Recommends, March 2005