Formative Assessment Probes: Uncovering Preservice Teachers’ Ideas About Magnetism and Formative Assessment

by: Page Keeley

This column focuses on promoting learning through assessment. This month’s issue discusses the formative assessment probe “Can You Pick It up With a Magnet?” which is designed to find out what types of materials students think interact with magnets.

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Assessment Physical Science Preservice Science Education


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2017Stock # sc17_055_01_20Volume 055Issue 01

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