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Rubrics for Assessing Student Achievement in Science Grades K-12
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Rubrics for Assessing Student Achievement in Science Grades K-12


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Checklists & Frameworks | Science

March 2004 | 208 pages | Corwin
`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 , Educational Consultant

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.

Jay McTighe
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Assessment in Science Education
A Call for Change

 
Using National and State Standards to Implement Change

 
Assessment Techniques

 
Performance Tasks

 
Assessing Student Achievement on Performance Tasks

 
Implementing Performance Tasks in the Science Classroom

 
 
2. Designing and Using Performance List Rubrics to Assess Student Work
Criteria for Assessment

 
Steps for Designing Assessment/Evaluation Tools

 
 
3. Designing and Using Scoring Rubrics to Assess Student Work
Scoring Rubrics

 
Characteristics of Holistic Rubrics

 
Characteristics of Analytic Rubrics

 
 
4. Assessment Tools for Science Grades K-1
 
5. Assessment Tools for Science Grades 2-3
 
6. Assessment Tools for Science Grades 4-6
 
7. Assessment Tools for Science Grades 7-12
 
Web Sites for Rubrics in Science
 
References
 
Index

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
Chester County Intermediate Unit, PA

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
Educational consultant and coauthor of Assessing Learning in the Classroom

"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

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