Weaving Science Inquiry and Continuous Assessment
Using Formative Assessment to Improve Learning
Foreword by Susan Mundry
Formative Assessment | Science
- the essence of continuous assessment
- the context for continuous assessment
- techniques and tools for facilitating inquiry and collecting student data
- analyzing and using continuous assessment data
- challenges, realities and advice
- continuous assessment and professional growth
By engaging in this process of inquiry and continuous assessment, both students and teachers will benefit from this fresh approach to learning, thinking, and assessment.
The authors provide a rationale and practical tools for weaving continuous assessment and instruction in science into the fabric of learning. Teachers who use the methods in the book will know what and how students are learning every day and gain insights into how to best facilitate learning in their classrooms.
Assessing what students know and are able to do is a major component of standards-based education and is one of the hottest topics on the educational scene. This book addresses assessment in a unique way and provides an excellent opportunity for readers to view and understand formative assessment as equal to summative assessment.
This wonderful 'how-to' book offers new approaches for assessing inquiry-based teaching and learning. This book is a must for the science educator’s library.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: The Essence of Continuous Assessment