Integrating Science With Mathematics & Literacy
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Integrating Science With Mathematics & Literacy
New Visions for Learning and Assessment

Second Edition

Foreword by Robert E. Yager



© 2008 | 200 pages | Corwin

"Hammerman and Musial offer great strategies for developing rubrics to determine how much real learning has occurred. I recommend this easily understood and helpful book to all teachers who want to make their assessment of learning more authentic."
—From the Foreword by Robert E. Yager

"Designing and using performance assessment tools can be very challenging for beginning teachers. The authors offer a fantastic starting point for all science educators to examine their current method of assessment and apply new and different types of authentic assessment strategies across the curriculum."
—Sheila Smith, Science Specialist/National Science Foundation Project Director
Jackson Public Schools, MS

Challenge and expand students' abilities with multidimensional performance tasks!

In this invaluable resource, science educators Elizabeth Hammerman and Diann Musial define a new vision for integrating science, mathematics, and language arts with instruction and assessment and encourage teachers to develop reliable processes for assessing both their teaching practice and student learning.

This revised edition offers more than 20 performance assessments that promote student engagement. Each clearly articulated task correlates with current research and focuses on learning indicators linked to state and national standards. The assessments also model inquiry-based science in ways proven to increase student achievement, allowing learners to demonstrate their understanding of embedded concepts through exploration, inquiry, and application.

Teachers can follow detailed guidelines to develop customized assessments or use the assessments already included to evaluate learners':

  • Understanding of content and processes
  • Development of complex thinking skills
  • Aptitude for science
  • Ability to make real-world connections

Featuring learning logs, portfolios, peer interview strategies, and sample teacher-student interviews, Integrating Science With Mathematics and Literacy, Second Edition, helps educators obtain accurate performance data while giving students opportunities to examine the world in exciting ways.

 
Foreword by Robert E. Yager
 
Introduction
 
Part I. Theory
 
1. What Is Science?
 
2. New Visions for Mathematics and Language Literacy
 
3. Developing Rubrics for Teaching and Assessment Performance Tasks
 
4. Putting It All Together: Integrated Performance Tasks for Learning and Assessment
 
Part II. Application
 
5. Adventuring Back in Time
 
6. The Dog Washing Business
 
7. May the Force Be With You
 
8. Water, Water Everywhere
 
9. A Wholesome Partnership
 
10. A-W-L for One and One for A-W-L
 
11. The Mysterious Package
 
12. Up, Up, and Away
 
13. Role-ing Through Science and Technology
 
Appendix A. Answers to Criterion-Referenced Tests
 
References

"An excellent resource for science teachers. Includes user-friendly, ready-to-use assessments, complete with analytical rubrics that can be adapted to almost any classroom!"

Melissa Miller, Science Teacher
Lynch Middle School, Farmington, AR

"Designing and using performance assessment tools can be very challenging for beginning teachers. The authors offer a fantastic starting point for all science educators to examine their current method of assessment and apply new and different types of authentic assessment strategies across the curriculum."

Sheila Smith, Science Specialist/National Science Foundation Project Director
Jackson Public Schools, MS

"Teachers who are exploring new ways of integrating mathematics and writing into their science curriculum will be well served by this book. The activities are general enough to provide creative teachers with numerous ideas for incorporating the various tools into their own curricular activities."

NSTA Recommends, January 2008
National Science Teachers Association

"The instructional templates and plans offered will enable readers to incorporate the key ideas into their current lessons."

Curriculum Connections, Spring 2008
School Library Journal
Key features
  • Assessment tools include: learning logs, portfolios, peer interview strategies, teacher-student sample interviews, and problems to solve both individually and as a group
  • Activities promote higher-order thinking skills and help develop more complex cognitive functions
  • Outlines basic concepts of science, grades 3–9
  • Performance assessments are set within a real-life context
  • Not limited to science components, the book also considers assessment tasks for mathematics and language arts

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