Formative Assessment Strategies for Enhanced Learning in Science, K-8
- Elizabeth Hammerman - Educational Consultant, Texas
Formative Assessment | Science | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
"a framework for planning and implementing high quality instruction and formative assessments
"planning guides with examples and suggestions for differentiating instruction
"rubrics as a means of discovering student strengths and weaknesses
"additional specific tools for collecting student data to inform instructional decisions
"Hammerman focuses on the meaning and centrality of formative assessment, providing insights, examples, and ties to numerous individual initiatives to improve science experiences for students and to inspire better teaching for teachers."
"Addresses the various assessments used in our schools, but most importantly how they can be approached to improve learning."
"With so many teachers trying to meet the needs of NCLB, using strategies that we find credible and do-able is a major goal. The many good suggestions with reasonable rationale make this a valuable book."
"The book fills a gap left open by many teacher credential programs: how to teach and assess science. New and veteran teachers will benefit from the specific examples of assessment strategies given and the prompts to reflect on practice."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Formative Assessment and Science