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Formative Assessment Probes: Uncovering Students' Ideas in Science

by: Page Keeley, Francis Eberle, and Lynn Farrin
edited by: National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA)

Formative assessment probes can help teachers find out what students' ideas are before teaching lessons and use the information to adjust instructional strategies. This article defines formative assessment probes, provides examples of probes, and describes how to develop them.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2005Stock # ss05_028_04_18Volume 028Issue 04

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