A formative assessment developed by a member of an ACCT cohort.
The Cool Off Challenge, developed by the ACCT group.
The Structure and Motion of Matter (SAMM) survey, developed by Sevian et. al. is detailed here.
The GoKart coginitive interview formative assessment, developed by the ACCT group, is detailed here.
The Volcano Probe formative assessment, developed by the ACCT group is detailed here.
This is the formative assessment activity entitled "The Exploding Pringles Can Design Challenge" designed by the ACCT project.
The Chemical Substances Inventory (CSI) is a formative assessment designed to learn about students' understanding of chemical identity. The formative assessment was designed by the Sevian research group (as indicated by the star ).
The idea of a “curriculum emphasis” is that how we teach, including the ways that text books are written and how we write assessments, sends hidden messages to students about what the purposes of science are and are not, and what are the roles of teachers and students in learning science, and who should or should not be included in science.
The ability to anticipate the errors that students tend to make should serve as a guiding principle when designing assessment items. In addition, a well-written question can uncover student misconceptions.
A lot of time is spent assessing students but how much time is spent assessing ourselves and our peers? Some faculty take departmental evaluations seriously and professionally while others prefer not to for a variety of reasons. What happens when a faculty member introduces evaluation guidelines into a department that had none previously? Read and find out.