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School and classroom-based studies initiated and conducted by teachers and other school staff. (involves reflection on teaching / work and the collection of data for analysis.
Action Research
the use of open ended questions, portfolios, demonstration or a skills for example.
Alternative Assessment
to examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations
research aimed at answering questions that have practical applications (determining the causes of diseases so that cures might be found)
Applied Science
asking for the behavior the learning is intended to produce. The gathering of evidence that students can use knowledge effectively and be able to critique their own effort.
Authentic Assessment
Student performance standards. An actual measurement of performance against an established standard at defined points along the path toward the standard.
to relate objects and events according to their properties or attributes based on their similarities
to examine in order to note the similarities or differences of
to convey information about; make known; express oneself in such a way that one is readily and clearly understood
statement, or statements, that summarize the extent to which hypotheses have been supported or not supported
a technique to collect process data to chart the continuous improvement progress of students or a class
Weekly Content Check
working in small groups to increase learning and self-expression
Cooperative Groups
factual information, from observations, organized for analysis
to examine and judge carefully; appraise
to test a hypothesis through the manipulation and control of independent variables and noting the effects on a dependent variable. Interpreting and presenting results in the form of a report that others can follow to replicate the experiment
a confirmed, or at least agreed-upon, empirical observation or conclusion
observations which allow one to determine the degree to which students know or are able to do a given learning task, and which identifies the part of the task that the student does not know or is unable to do.
Formative Assessment
learning from direct observation and experimentation
to state a tentative generalization of observations or inferences that may be used to explain a relatively large number of events that is subject to immediate or eventual testing by one or more experiments
to derive a conclusion from facts or premises
to explain the meaning of
to demonstrate or prove to be just, right, or valid
based on the different ways in which people collect information
Learning Styles
to express the amount of an object or substance in quantitative terms, such as meters, liters, grams
tentative schemes or structures that correspond to real objects, events, or classes of events
based on how a person responds to different kinds of content
Multiple Intelligence
students or a group’s performance is compared to that of a norm group.
Norm Referenced Tests
to be or become aware of, through one’s senses, and may include qualitative or quantitative data.
Direct, systematic observation and rating of student performance of an educational objective, often an ongoing observation over a period of time and typically involving the creation of products.
Performance-Based Assessment
a collection of student work that exhibits the student’s effort, progress and achievement
to forecast a future occurrence based on past observation or the extension of an idea
statement of an expected (future) outcome of a planned test assuming that the hypothesis being tested is correct
continually collected to make adjustments in the teaching and learning
Process Data
intellectual skills practiced in scientific situations
Process Skills
the plan of a scientific experiment; a written plan of action
involving quality or kind
involving the measurement of quantity or amount
to ask
quantity or expression obtained by calculation
collected at the end of the year or end of a project to see the final results
Results Data
an objective method of grading a set of criteria that describes levels of performance, understanding and / or behavior
a line graph of data plotted over time to show process measurement
Run Chart
a graph of the points representing a collection of data
Scatter Plot
a set of cognitive and methodological techniques designed to describe and interpret observed or inferred phenomena, past or present, aimed at building a testable body of knowledge, which is open to rejection or confirmation
consists of science facts, concepts and theories, their connection to mathematics and technology and its impact on society.
Science Literacy
the use of hypothesis, experiment, inference to derive and improve models
Scientific Method
an activity which includes asking questions, planning and conducting investigations, using appropriate tools and techniques to gather data, thinking critically and logically about relationships between evidence and explanations, constructing and analyzing alternative explanations, and communicating scientific arguments.
Science as Inquiry
articulates what students should understand and be able to do. Measures the quality of student performance, instructional methods, curriculum, etc.
an objective test that is given and scored in a uniform manner.
Standarized Test
Evaluation at the conclusion of a unit or units of instruction or an activity to judge student skills and knowledge.
Summative Assessment
an organized group of related objects or components that form a whole. For example, systems can consist of organisms, machines, fundamental particles, galaxies, ideas, numbers, transportation, and education. Systems have boundaries, components, resources flow (input and output), and feedback - a classroom
The application of science to solve practical problems, doing something more efficiently, or improving the quality of life
an integrated, comprehensive explanation of a lot of facts and capable of generating hypotheses and testable predictions about the natural world