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monthly electronic newsletter for science educators. Every
month, Science Class features a curriculum topicin
this issue, Assessmentthat
is supported by a range of NSTA-approved teaching resources:
news stories, Internet "SciLinks®," books, and
NSTA journal articles, sorted by grade range.
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The emphasis placed on assessment in today's
education system affects many aspects of teachers' everyday work.
With so many different tests required on the state and national
levels to assess student performance, teachers may feel overwhelmed,
confused, and frustrated.
We have assembled various educational resourcesnews
and journal articles, books, and websitesto help you gain
a better understanding of assessment, its ever-changing role in
our education system, and possible alternatives, as you work through
the second half of the school year.
in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Service.
From high-stakes testing to evaluating what to do when students
and teachers don't measure up, assessment in education makes the
Click here to read the latest:
on the Net
SciLinks® is an interactive,
Web-based service from NSTA that connects your lesson and/or course
materials (certain textbooks, NSTA books, and journal articles)
with online content chosen just for your selected topics.
High School: Assessment
in NSTA Journal Articles
The following journal articles are sorted by grade level to provide
you with ideas for classroom lessons and activities related to assessment.
High School: http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-02/high_school.htm
Check out these titles from NSTA Press:
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Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC) provides a column on how
evaluating the data from various assessments can improve learning
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for NSTA's Journals
To learn more, click on the link for the journal of your choice:
Science & Children (Grades PreK5) http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-02/sc.htm
Science Scope (Grades 58) http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-02/scope.htm
The Science Teacher (Grades 912) http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-02/tst.htm
Meet Author Jennifer
Jennifer Owings Dewey, author of the award-winning book Paisano,
the Road Runner, will be online to answer your questions throughout
the month of February.
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