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Planning Evaluations for DRK-12 Design Projects: An Evaluative Framework Using Evidence-Centered Design (Large-Scale Assessment Technical Report 5)

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Haynie, Kathleen
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Report
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2010
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Evaluation work is presented and discussed in terms of evaluative requirements from the National Science Foundation, and in terms of five fundamental issues that undergird practical program evaluation: social programming, knowledge construction, valuing, knowledge use, and evaluation practice.  The report moves through six phases of evaluative work: (1) a logic modeling process, (2) definition of evaluative focus areas, (3) clarification of evaluative questions, (4) design of the evaluation plan, (5) collection and analysis of data, and (6) provision of evaluative information to stakeholder

Assessing Systems Thinking and Complexity in Science (Large-Scale Assessment Technical Report 7)

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Cheng, Britte
Ructtinger, Liliana
Fujii, Reina
Mislevy, Robert
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Report
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2010
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This technical report provides support for designing tasks that assess systems thinking, in the form of a design pattern.  In addition, a review of literature around systems thinking and complex systems is presented and discussed as the basis from which project staff developed a design pattern to support the design of assessment tasks.

Design Patterns for Assessing Model-Based Reasoning (Large-Scale Assessment Technical Report 6)

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Mislevey, Robert
Riconscente, Michelle
Rutstein, Daisy
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Report
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2009
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Understanding, exploring, and interacting with the world through models characterizes science in all its branches and at all levels of education.  Model-based reasoning is central to science education and thus science assessment.  Building on research in assessment, science education, and learning sciences, this report provides a set of desgin patterns to help assessment designers, researchers, and teachers create tasks for assessing aspects of model-based reasoning: Model Formation, Model Use, Model Elaboration, Model Articulation, Model Evaluation, Model Revision, and Model-Based Inquiry.

A Design Pattern for Observational Investigation Assessment Tasks (Large Scale Assessment Technical Report 2)

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Mislevy, Robert
Liu, Min
Cho, Y.
Fulkerson, Dennis
Nichols, Paul
Zalles, Dan
Fried, Ron
Haertel, Geneva
Cheng, Britte
DeBarger, Angela
Villalba, Serena
Colker, Alexis
Haynie, Kathleen
Hamel, Larry
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Report
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2009
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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

Strategy use indicative of an understanding of units of length (Cullen, Barrett)

Author(s): 
Cullen, C.
Barrett, J.
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Proceedings
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2010
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July
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Cullen, C. J., & Barrett, J. E., (2010) Strategy use indicative of an understanding of units of length. In M. Pinto & T. Kawasaki (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 2, pp. 281-288. Belo Horizonte, Brazil: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.

SciJourner Volume 2, Issue 2

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SciJourners
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Other
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2010
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The second print edition from academic year 2010-11 of our student written science news publication, in pdf format. This is meant to be printed on large format paper, and folded, but it can be viewed online.

SciJourner Volume 2, Issue 1

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SciJourners
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2009
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The first print edition from academic year 2010-11 of our student written science news publication, in pdf format. This is meant to be printed on large format paper, and folded, but it can be viewed online.

SciJourner Volume 1, Issue 4

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2009
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The fourth print edition from summer 2009 of our science news publication, in pdf format. The articles in this edition, unlike the others, are written by high school teachers who participated in our summer PD.

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