NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 8 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Boone, William J.; Townsend, J. Scott; Staver, John R. – Science Education, 2016
When collecting data, science education researchers frequently have multiple respondents evaluate multiple artifacts using multiple criteria. Herein, the authors introduce Multifaceted Rasch Measurement (MFRM) analysis and explain why MFRM must be used when "judges'" data are collected. The authors use data from elementary science…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Elementary School Science, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kampa, Nele; Köller, Olaf – Science Education, 2016
National and international large-scale assessments (LSA) have a major impact on educational systems, which raises fundamental questions about the validity of the measures regarding their internal structure and their relations to relevant covariates. Given its importance, research on the validity of instruments specifically developed for LSA is…
Descriptors: Verbal Ability, Academic Standards, Biology, Literacy
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Allchin, Douglas; Andersen, Hanne Moller; Nielsen, Keld – Science Education, 2014
Research has now demonstrated that students can learn nature of science concepts variously through student-led investigations, contemporary cases, and historical cases. Here we articulate more precisely the merits, deficits, and context of each approach and begin to profile how to integrate them as complementary methods. Emphasis now needs to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Integrated Activities
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Alonzo, Alicia C.; Steedle, Jeffrey T. – Science Education, 2009
Learning progressions are ordered descriptions of students' understanding of a given concept. In this paper, we describe the iterative process of developing a force and motion learning progression and associated assessment items. We report on a pair of studies designed to explore the diagnosis of students' learning progression levels. First, we…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Physics, Motion, Scientific Concepts
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Russ, Rosemary S.; Coffey, Janet E.; Hammer, David; Hutchison, Paul – Science Education, 2009
When teachers or students assess the quality of ideas in science classes, they do so mostly based on "textbook correctness"; ideas are good to the extent they align with or lead to the content as presented in the textbook or curriculum. Such appeals to authority are at odds with the values and practices within the disciplines of science. There has…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Epistemology, Science Education, Science Curriculum
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Furtak, Erin Marie; Ruiz-Primo, Maria Araceli – Science Education, 2008
The National Research Council ([NRC], 2001) has stated that formative assessment is essential to fulfilling the mission of the National Science Education Standards (NRC, 1996). This paper explores the relative utility of four different types of formative assessment prompts in eliciting middle school students' ideas about sinking and floating.…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Thinking Skills, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Writing (Composition)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Hermann, Graham D.; Willings, Rex – Science Education, 1980
Investigates some of the evaluation methodologies presently being advocated in assessing the merits of education programs for training science teachers. Questionnaire data from ex-students were used to elicit raw data and an understanding of these data by a newer methodology involving ordering theory. (CS)
Descriptors: College Science, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Okey, James R.; Capie, William – Science Education, 1980
Describes a competency assessment system developed for use with preservice and inservice teachers and reports the reliability and validity of the instrument. Presents data from a tryout of the assessment system with a group of preservice science teachers. (CS)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Evaluation Methods, Minimum Competency Testing, Science Education