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Science Formative Assessment, Volume 2
50 More Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning

A Joint Publication With the National Science Teachers Association



© 2015 | 256 pages | Corwin

 Deepen scientific understanding with formative assessment!

 

Only by knowing what your students are thinking can you design learning opportunities that deepen content mastery and meet their individual needs. In this highly engaging resource, internationally respected expert Page Keeley shares 50 new techniques to pinpoint student understanding before, during, and after instruction. In addition to promoting best practices in the classroom, the techniques shared here support learning and link instruction to the Next Generation Science Standards. These flexible assessments can be used with any science curriculum, along with

 

  • Practical strategies for  using the techniques throughout the instruction cycle
  • Considerations for implementation and suggestions for modification
  • An explanation of how each technique promotes learning
  • Examples of how the techniques can be used in different content areas

 

An expert in the field of K-12 science education, Page Keeley is the former president of the National Science Teachers Association, a current Board Member of the National Science Education Leadership Association, and has seventeen best-selling books. 

"Science Formative Assessment, Volume 2 contains a wealth of tools that encourage students to engage in practices such as scientific argumentation and discourse. By emphasizing the alignment of the FACT with Science and Engineering Practices, Keeley provides multiple ways for teachers to monitor more than the disciplinary core ideas being taught.”

Susan German, Science Teacher
Hallsville R-IV School District, MO


"Teachers everywhere are spending a lot of time and energy looking for ways to increase student achievement. Well, the answer is not a big secret, nor is it expensive. Fortunately, Page Keeley has an answer. Improved performance lies in using formative assessments as an integral aspect of a lesson. In this book, Keeley shows how 50 formative assessments can lead to greater student success in science."
—Douglas Llewellyn, Professor
St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY

Other Books from Corwin and Page Keeley:

  1.  Keeley, Science Formative Assessment ISBN: 9781412941808
  2.  Keeley, Math Formative Assessment ISBN: 9781412968126
  3.  Keeley, Science Curriculum Topic Study  ISBN: 9781412908924
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Chapter 1. An Introduction to 50 More Formative Assessment Classroom Techniques (FACTs)
Classroom Snapshot of Formative Assessment in Practice  
Why 50 More FACTs?  
Elicitation FACTs  
Supporting Productive Science Talk  
Next Steps  
 
Chapter 2. Formative Assessment and Standards
FACTs and Core Disciplinary Content  
FACTs and Scientific and Engineering Practices  
 
Chapter 3. Get the FACTs! Formative Assessment Classroom Techniques
1. Always, Sometimes, or Never  
2. B-D-A (Before–During–After) Drawings  
3. C-E-O-SE (Commit–Explain–Observe or Obtain Additional Information–Scientific Explanation)  
4. Claim Cards  
5. Comments Only  
6. Comparison Overlap Probes  
7. Concept Attainment Cards  
8. Concept Mix-Up Probes  
9. Confidence Level Assessment (CLA)  
10. Cross-Cutter Cards  
11. CSI (Color–Symbol–Image)  
12. Diagnostic Collectons  
13. Enhanced Multiple Choice  
14. Every Graph Tells a Story  
15. Everyday Mystery Stories  
16. Example, Non-Example  
17. Extended Sticky Bars  
18. Eye Contact Partners  
19. Feed Up, Feedback, and Feed Forward  
20. Fingers Under Chin  
21. Four Corners Jigsaw  
22. Gallery Walk  
23. Group Frayer Model  
24. Group Talk Feedback  
25. Homework Card Sort  
26. Hot Seat Questioning  
27. I Think–I Rethink  
28. Learning Intentions  
29. Let's Keep Thinking  
30. Lines of Agreement  
31. Magnetic Statements  
32. Matching Cards  
33. More A–More B Probes  
34. Opposing Claims Probes  
35. Picture This  
36. Plus–Delta  
37. PMI (Plus–Minus–Interesting)  
38. Ranking Tasks  
39. RAQ (Revise, Add, Question) Feedback  
40. Reflective Toss  
41. Slide Sort  
42. Success Indicators  
43. Talk Moves  
44. TAR (Target, Analogy, Reflection)  
45. Thumbs Up, Down, Sideways  
46. Traffic Light Sliders  
47. Vernacular Probes  
48. VDR (Vote, Discuss, Revote)  
49. What Did I Learn Today?  
50. Word Sort  
 
Appendix: Annotated Resources for Science Formative Assessment
 
References
 
Index

"In the spirit of the first FACTS book, Volume 2 continues to build on a repository of effective strategies for assessment - as, of and for - learning. Keeley has done a great service to educators by compiling these strategies into an easy to access resource, providing the necessary background and helping to move these strategies into the “Next Generation” of science instruction."

Craig T. Gabler, Regional Science Coordinator
Capital Region ESD113, Tumwater, WA

"Teachers everywhere are spending a lot of time and energy looking for ways to increase student achievement. Well, the answer is not a big secret, nor is it expensive. Fortunately, Page Keely has an answer. Improved performance lies in using formative assessments as an integral aspect of a lesson. In this book Keely shows how 50 formative assessments, in the form of FACTs, can lead to greater student success in science."

Douglas Llewellyn
St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY

"The Next Generation Science Standards provide a wide open opportunity for engagement with students and science.  We are in a time of assessing for learning rather than assessment of learning.  Page Keeley has provided 50 new ideas that educators at all grade levels can use to find out what their students understand and how that learning is progressing throughout instruction.  It is easy to use and implement in your classroom. Science Assessment Volume 2 is a treasure trove of ideas that tie learning, instruction, and assessment together.  It is a timely resource at the right time!"

James T. McDonald, Professor of Science Education
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

"This book is paramount to how students learn, question, and critically think about the real world.  Page Keely’s Science Formative Assessment- Volume 2: 50 More Strategies Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning invites teachers to purposefully engage in the complex practices of crafting authentic student discourse in fun and energetic ways.  Teachers will absolutely rave about the new probes in Mrs. Page’s insightful book!"

Karen Dupre Jacobs, Secondary Science Coordinator
Alief Independent School District

"Differentiating instruction in science is a key pedagogical skill for teachers.  Page Keely makes it seem-less for teachers in Science Formative Assessment- Volume 2: 50 More Strategies Linking Assessment.  By addressing misconceptions head-on, teachers will be able to assess commonplace misconceptions and help move their students toward making a conceptual shift in scientific thought."

Gelyn Cornell, Elementary Science Coordinator
Alief Independent School District

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