Osborne, Jonathan and Ratcliffe, Mary
Developing effective methods of assessing ideas and evidence
School Science Review, 83, (305), .
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How can ‘Ideas and Evidence’ – the processes and practices of science – be assessed effectively? How might the development of suitable assessment methods impact on teaching?
This article reports on research undertaken for QCA as part of ‘Keeping National Curriculum Science in step with the changing world of the 21st century’. Test and teacher assessment items for evaluating understanding of the Sc1 component ‘Ideas and Evidence’ were developed, trialled and evaluated. Most items have potential for use as assessment and in teaching, providing a starting point for further development work.
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