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Assessing Model-based Reasoning Using Evidence Centered Design : A Suite of Research-based Design
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This SpringerBrief provides theory, practical guidance, and support tools to help designers create complex, valid assessment tasks for hard-to-measure, yet crucial, science education standards. Understanding, exploring, and interacting with the world through models characterizes science in all its branches and at all levels of education. Model-based reasoning is central to science education and thus science assessment. Current interest in ‘developing and using models’ has increased with the release of the Next Generation Science Standards, which identified this as one of the eight practices of science and engineering. However, the interactive, complex, and often technology-based tasks that are needed to assess model-based reasoning in its fullest forms are difficult to develop.
Building on research in assessment, science education, and learning science, this SpringerBrief describes a suite of design patterns that can help assessment, designers, researchers, and teachers create tasks for assessing aspects of model-based reasoning: Model Formation, Model Use, Model Elaboration, Model Articulation, Model Evaluation, Model Revision, and Model-Based Inquiry. Each design pattern lays out considerations concerning targeted knowledge and ways of capturing and evaluating students’ work. The ideas are illustrated with examples from existing assessments and the research literature. Access to these design patterns is provided through a link to an online repository.
Genre: Social Science, Education, Mathematics
Series Title: Springerbriefs in Statistics
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Geneva Haertel & Robert Mislevy & Michelle Riconscente & Daisy Wise Rutstein & Cindy Ziker
Street Date: April 30, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-9943