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Weaving Science Inquiry and Continuous Assessment : Using Formative Assessment to Improve Learning - Maura O'Brien Carlson

Weaving Science Inquiry and Continuous Assessment

Using Formative Assessment to Improve Learning

Paperback Published: 18th June 2003
ISBN: 9780761945901
Number Of Pages: 152

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By combining science inquiry and continuous assessment, you will not only catalyze meaningful changes in your students' thinking and learning, but also reflect on and enhance your own approach to teaching.

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The authors provide a rationale and practical tools for weaving continuous assessment and instruction in science into the fabric of learning. Teachers who use the methods in the book will know what and how students are learning every day and gain insights into how to best facilitate learning in their classrooms. -- From the Foreword by Susan Mundry, Project Director
Assessing what students know and are able to do is a major component of standards-based education and is one of the hottest topics on the educational scene. This book addresses assessment in a unique way and provides an excellent opportunity for readers to view and understand formative assessment as equal to summative assessment. -- Kathy DiRanna, Statewide Director
This wonderful 'how-to' book offers new approaches for assessing inquiry-based teaching and learning. This book is a must for the science educator's library. -- National Science Teachers Association NSTA Recommends

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
The Essence of Continuous Assessment
The Context for Continuous Assessment: Student Inquiry
Techniques and Tools for Facilitating Inquiry and Collecting Student Data
Analyzing and Using Continuous Assessment Data
The Journey: Challenges, Realities, and Advice
Continuous Assessment and Professional Growth
Techniques, Tools, and Uses of Continuous Assessment
National Science Education Standards
Additional Reading
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780761945901
ISBN-10: 0761945903
Series: One-Off Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 18th June 2003
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.33

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