Beyond Paper and Pencil Assessments

by: Chris Demers

Most paper-and-pencil assessments provide adequate insight into students’ ability and can help effectively guide instruction. A well-designed performance-based assessment propels a science program beyond this level of adequacy and guarantees that teachers are making curricular decisions based upon a more complete picture. After all, if science literacy is going to be measured in terms of what students know and are able to do, then the tests we give them better allow students to do something.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2000Stock # sc00_038_02_24Volume 038Issue 02

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