Model eliciting activities : an assessment framework in a middle school science context

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dc.contributor.advisor Walker, Mary H.
dc.contributor.advisor Marshall, Jill Ann
dc.creator Tasneem, Tania
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-27T21:04:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-27T21:04:50Z
dc.date.created 2011-08
dc.date.issued 2012-02-27
dc.date.submitted August 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-08-4078
dc.description.abstract This work stems from the fact that objectively assessing student “mastery” of science concepts without truly understanding how they are making sense of these concepts, continues to be one of the most difficult tasks I face as an educator. A model eliciting activity (MEA) is an instructional tool that provides students and teachers with plenty of opportunities to express, test, and refine their thinking while simultaneously providing a document trail of thinking. Model eliciting activities allow teachers, students, and researchers to gain valuable information about how students construct, test, and revise models. Essentially, they are rich metacognitive tools that encourage students to express and refine their own thinking while simultaneously providing an opportunity for teachers and students themselves to gain insight on how their students are learning. However, two difficulties arise in the implementation of MEAs: (1) assessing the quality of the tasks involved in MEAs, and (2) assessing student knowledge demonstrated through MEAs (Wang et.al., 2009). This report reviews the literature on assessing MEAs and focuses on the development of a generalized assessment framework for model eliciting activities in a middle school science context.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Model eliciting activities
dc.subject Assessment
dc.subject Metacognitive tools
dc.subject Models
dc.subject Modeling
dc.title Model eliciting activities : an assessment framework in a middle school science context
dc.title.alternative Assessment framework in a middle school science context
dc.date.updated 2012-02-27T21:04:55Z
dc.identifier.slug 2152/ETD-UT-2011-08-4078
dc.description.department Science and Mathematics Education
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Science and Mathematics Education
thesis.degree.discipline Science Education
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts

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