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Formative Assessment Probes: Is It a Theory? Speaking the Language of Science

by: Page Keeley

This column focuses on promoting learning through assessment. This month’s issue focuses on a probe that is designed to find out if students (and teachers) distinguish scientific theories from the common use of the word theory and if they understand how theories differ from laws.

Grade Levels

Elementary

Topics

Assessment English Language Learners

Details

Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2014Stock # sc14_052_01_26Volume 052Issue 01

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