A Knowledge-Based Framework for the Classroom Assessment of Student Science Understanding

by: Michael R. Vitale, Nancy R. Romance, and Megan F. Dolan

Recent research in cognitive science linked with established principles of educational assessment provide a framework that science teachers and researchers can use to assess student understanding of science. Knowledge-based categories for assessing science understanding were developed to reflect the major types of performance that expert scientists use to display their understanding of science concepts. These performance categories were integrated into a knowledge-based framework for educational assessment consisting of a general strategy for classroom assessment of science understanding.


Type Book ChapterPub Date 1/1/2006Stock # PB204X_1

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