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Pirro, Janice

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Works: 2 works in 2 publications in 1 language and 4 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Janice Pirro
A Continuum for Assessing Science Process Knowledge in Grades K-6 by Michael E Beeth( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessment of elementary school students' knowledge about science is essential. Despite the existence of curricular materials and assessment tools for science content and concepts at all grade levels, there is very little information on how to assess the science process skills that students are expected to learn through science instruction. This paper describes the development of a framework for assessing science process skills among elementary school students. The assessment continuum was constructed by five elementary school teachers and one university science educator. Rubric sheets for assessing science process knowledge are appended. (Wrm)
Developing a Rubric for Assessing Science Process Knowledge in Grades K-6 by Michael E Beeth( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper presents a rubric developed as a continuum for assessing elementary students' science process knowledge. The continuum was designed to capture the growth of an individual student's knowledge of processes that are essential to learning science. The assessment tool is meant to document changes in science processes that are incremental and not easily captured by multiple choice or short answer instruments. Use of the continuum should not require changes in the science curriculum, but feedback from the student assessments can be used to modify instructional strategies. The science process skills identified as necessary for k-6 students include observing, asking questions, naming and classifying objects, attending to details, familiarity with equipment, using resources, rational thinking, and integrating science with other disciplines. The rubric indicates which of the science process skills can be evaluated by a single student-teacher interaction and which should be evaluated after multiple interactions. Additionally, teachers are directed to look for assessment evidence from a variety of sources including observation of a student's behavior, verbal statements, written text, or illustrations. (Wrm)
 
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