Assessing for Science Learning

Lee, Michele H.; Abell, Sandra K.
March 2007
Science & Children;Mar2007, Vol. 44 Issue 7, p66
Academic Journal
The article offers information related to educational assessment with specific reference to the formative assessment which is used to gain information that improves instruction and advances student learning. Under the formative assessment, information about children's ongoing development of ideas and skills is used to understand the children's needs. It is opined that regular feedback after the assessment enables teachers in improving metacognition of students. Feedback also helps students in recognizing the strengths and weaknesses in their work.


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