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Assessment in secondary science
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.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Assessing progress in science – what’s involved?
- 2 How can assessment support learning in science?
- 3 How can teachers assess students’ conceptual understanding?
- 4 Involving students in assessment – why and how?
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- Further reading
- assessment_r1 File
- assessment_r2 File
- ‘Assessment for learning in KS3/4 Science – Andy and physics’ transcript File
- ‘Assessment for learning in KS3/4 Science – Anita and biology’ transcript File
- ‘Secondary assessment – formative assessment’ transcript File
- ‘Self-assessment and peer-to-peer marking’ transcript File
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