Formative Assessment Probes: Uncovering Young Children’s Concept of a Plant

by: Page Keeley

This column focuses on promoting learning through assessment. This month’s issue uses the “Is It a Plant?” formative assessment probe, which was developed to elicit primary students’ initial ideas about plants and the characteristics they use to decide if something is a plant.

Grade Levels

Early Childhood Elementary


Assessment Biology


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2017Stock # sc17_055_02_20Volume 055Issue 02

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