This free course, Assessment in secondary science, will identify and explore some of the key issues around science assessment practice in secondary schools. Through these issues and debates, you will reflect on and develop your assessment practice as a science teacher and develop a greater awareness of the implications of assessment practice on pedagogy and what is considered to be of scientific value in science education.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
articulate what it means to make progress in science
outline the features of formative assessment
use a variety of techniques to assess students' conceptual understanding
evaluate the implementation of some formative assessment strategies
explain the value of involving students in assessment.