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Formative Assessment Probes: Mountaintop Fossil: A Puzzling Phenomenon

by: Page Keeley

This column focuses on promoting learning through assessment. This month’s issue describes using formative assement probes to uncover several ways of thinking about the puzzling discovery of a marine fossil on top of a mountain.


Elementary School

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Assessment Earth & Space Science Phenomena Teaching Strategies


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 12/1/2015Stock # sc15_053_04_24Volume 053Issue 04

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

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