The Elementary Students' Science Beliefs Test: A tool to access students' science understandings--and inform your teaching

Stein, Mary; Goetz, David W.
April 2008
Science & Children;Apr/May2008, Vol. 45 Issue 8, p27
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the development of online test called The Elementary Students' Science Beliefs Test to assess students' science understandings and to find out the efficiency of teachers in the U.S. The test covers several essential K-4 understandings for elementary students in life, physical, and Earth sciences. The authors developed a set of true or false statements that targeted a range of science concepts to determine about students' ideas, underlying beliefs, and potential conceptions. In addition, the test is designed to help students improve their understanding that are detailed in the "National Science Education Standards."


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