New Elementary-Level Books from NSTA Press

Assessment in Science: Practical Experiences and Education Research

Grades K–12

If you want the latest research about assessment techniques that really work, you want Assessment in Science. This collection of informative, up-to-date reports was written by practicing K–12 classroom teachers and university-based educators and researchers. Working in teams, they tried out and evaluated different assessment approaches in actual classrooms. The research is sound but not hard to grasp. The book stays true to its title by capturing practical lessons in accessible language.

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Linking Science and Literacy in the K–8 Classroom

Grades K–8

If you’ve ever believed you don’t have time to teach much science—or feared you don’t know how to integrate it with all-important language-arts lessons—this book will change your thinking. The message—It’s not only possible to incorporate science into language arts, but it’s also practical. Linking Science and Literacy is divided into two kinds of convincing content. In 16 chapters, prominent National Science Foundation-funded researchers and professional development experts use lay language to describe the connections between science and literacy.

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Seamless Assessment in Science: A Guide for Elementary and Middle School

Grades K–8

When you open your classroom to inquiry-based learning, you can no longer rely solely on traditional end-of-unit tests. Seamless Assessment is your one-stop guide to strategies that mirror the investigatory spirit. Working with the popular 5E model as an instructional framework, the authors have designed methods for embedding formative and summative assessment in any science unit. Thirteen vignettes by practicing teachers show how to make assessment not just a test, but also an opportunity for students to share what they learn in the life, physical, and Earth sciences. Aligned with the Standards and full of research-based strategies, Seamless Assessment is so practical that you’ll refer to it again and again.

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