The significance of inquiry skills is widely acknowledged in science practice across many areas. Unlike experimentation, another form of inquiry skill, observational investigation has been much ignored in science education and thus science assessment. Drawing on reserach development in assessment design, this report provides a design pattern to help assessment designers create tasks assessing students' complex scientific reasoning skills in observational investigation. The design pattern lays out considerations regarding targeted knowledge and skills in this inquiry process, characterist
The significance of inquiry skills is widely acknowledged in science practice across many areas. Carrying out experimental investigations is an indispensable element of scientific inquiry and, therefore, an important capability to assess.
Abstract: The Science Literacy through Science Journalism (SciJourn) project aims to reframe the discussion of science literacy for citizenship, and explore how science journalism practices can be used to inform a cognitive apprenticeship that increases the science literacy of participants. This symposium features four paper presentations that report on the progress of the SciJourn project.
In 2010, the National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers published theCommon Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) and to date, 44 states, the District of Columbia,and the U.S. Virgin Islands have adopted the document. These content and practice standards, which specify what students are expected to understand and be able to do in K-12 mathematics, represent a significant departure from what mathematics is currently taught in most classrooms and how it is taught.
About this Playbook The Digital Textbook Playbook is a guide to help K-12 educators and administrators advance the conversation toward building a rich digital learning experience. This Playbook offers information about determining broadband infrastructure for schools and classrooms, leveraging home and community broadband to extend the digital learning environment, and understanding necessary device considerations. It also provides lessons learned from school districts that engaged in successful transitions to digital learning.
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McElhaney, K.W. & Linn, M.C. (2011). Investigations of a Complex, Realistic Task: Intentional, Unsystematic, and Exhaustive Experimenters. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 48(7), 745-770.
Liu, O.L., Lee, H.S., & Linn, M.C. (2011b). Measuring knowledge integration: Validation of four-year assessments. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 48(9), 1079-1107.
Gerard, L.F., Varma, K., Corliss, S., & Linn, M.C (2011). Professional development in technology-enhanced science. Review of Educational Research. 81(3), 408 – 448
Dayan, Y., & Kali, Y. (2011). Taking educational games to the afterschool: Teens and researchers on a quest in collaborative design-based research. Proceedings of the Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) conference (pp. 651-655).