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Abstract Title: Matching the Goals of Your Class with Assessment
Abstract: One of the major goals of the ISLE learning system is to help students develop scientific abilities – tools and procedures that scientists use when constructing and applying new knowledge. To achieve this goal ISLE students learn to devise and test their own explanations, to design experiments to investigate new phenomena and to solve practical problems, and to pose their own questions. How do we help students succeed and how do we assess their progress in such a course? This poster will describe new approaches to formative assessment, new types of the traditional paper-and pencil exam questions and laboratory practical exams, and will share possible course structure that allows the instructors to invest time and energy in both formative and summative assessment.
Abstract Type: Gallery Session Poster
Poster Gallery Session: Moving Beyond Conceptual Inventories

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Eugenia Etkina
Rutgers University