"I recommend Rubrics for Assessing Student Achievement in Science Grades K-12 to any school district that is moving toward a standards-based curriculum. It will serve as a valuable tool for assessing student learning."
Grace Cisek, Director of Mathematics and Science Curriculum
Chester County Intermediate Unit, PA
At last, science educators will now be able to use custom-made rubrics to assess and evaluate student performance in the standards-based science classroom!
Combining clarity, detail, utility, and practicality, veteran educator and author, Hays B. Lantz, Jr., offers the most complete collection of evaluation and assessment tools in science education available today. This concise handbook was designed to improve the quality and uniformity of evaluation as well as assessment of student progress. Written in language appropriate for both students and teachers in grades K-12, there are over 100 ready-to-use performance lists, holistic rubrics, and analytic rubrics that contain clear descriptions of the particular traits and qualities desired in student products and performances.
Key features distinguishing this book include:
- Scoring tools for a wide range of products and performances found in effective science classrooms and programs
- Assessment tools that differentiate by learning levels, providing a scaffolding of increasingly complex expectations across the grades
- Years of extensive field-testing of the evaluative criteria
Rubrics for Assessing Student Achievement in Science Grades K-12 is a valuable resource that will help to measure what students know and are able to do in the science classroom. It will yield more consistent and defensible judgments, more precise feedback, and sharper student learning and performance.
|A Call for Change|
|Using National and State Standards to Implement Change|
|Assessing Student Achievement on Performance Tasks|
|Implementing Performance Tasks in the Science Classroom|
|Criteria for Assessment|
|Steps for Designing Assessment/Evaluation Tools|
|Characteristics of Holistic Rubrics|
|Characteristics of Analytic Rubrics|