TITLE

Assessing Student Learning

PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
NSTA Reports!;Mar2010, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the importance for science teachers to consider the advantages of formative assessments in school. She explores the meaning of formative assessments which are criticial to determine the student's learning during the instructional process and outlines the different activities of the process. The author suggests the need for teachers to implement the method to develop decisions about science courses and curriculum.
ACCESSION #
48618792

 

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