Science Standards Influence Classroom Assessment Practices

by: Kathy J. McWaters and Ronald G. Good

School districts and individual schools must place a premium on linking classroom instruction, science content standards, and classroom assessment. In this study, the authors examined the influence of national science standards on middle school science teachers’ classroom assessment practices. Middle school science teachers’ classroom assessment practices were influenced by state science content standards and benchmarks and to a lesser degree on the national science content standards and benchmarks.


Elementary SchoolMiddle SchoolHigh School


Type Book ChapterPub Date 1/1/2006

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