2021 Portland Area Conference

October 28-30, 2021

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Using Argument to Formatively Assess Student Understanding of Scientific Phenomena and Theory

Thursday, October 28 • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Oregon Convention Center - E144

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Authentic Assessment Presentation NSTA.pptx

STRAND: Sharing Authentic Assessment Strategies

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Formative assessment through scientific discourse and argumentation regarding evidence for scientific phenomena or theory gives authentic insight into student understanding of difficult science concepts.

Attendees will: 1. understand the importance of formative assessment in the learning process; 2. value argumentation as a form of formative assessment; and 3. identify that scientific discourse with peers is a valuable learning tool within a classroom that gives insight into student thinking.

Kristin Mansell (Washington Fields Intermediate School: Washington, UT), Jessica Jones (Washington Fields Intermediate School: Washington, UT)

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