Do you teach science to middle school or high school English language learners?
If so, you probably have to create assessments from time to time.
We all know how hard making good quality assessments can be. And research suggests teachers are really bad at creating reliable tests.
Fortunately, Project 2061 is here to help.
Project 2061 is a long-term research and development initiative focused on improving science education so that all Americans can become literate in science, mathematics, and technology.
Project 2061 has a website where educators have free access to more than 600 assessment items that…
- Are appropriate for middle and early high school students.
- Test student understanding in the earth, life, physical sciences, and the nature of science.
- Test for common misconceptions as well as correct ideas.
Check out their assessment website at http://assessment.aaas.org/
Kids ask a lot of questions. And many times, these questions are not related to the lesson.
For me, this has always been a difficult thing to deal with. How can I support my students’ curiosity but still keep my lessons on track?
That’s where a Question Wall can help. Continue reading “Quick Tips: The Question Wall”
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After you try one of the lesson plans, let me know how it worded in the comments.
A fun way my students like to review for tests is by creating their own tests.
I love it too because it is simple, effective, and low maintenance.
Here is how it works:
Continue reading “Quick Tip- Student-Made Review Tests”