Scientific abilities and their assessment

Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen, Suzanne White-Brahmia, David T. Brookes, Michael Gentile, Sahana Murthy, David Rosengrant, Aaron Warren

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The paper introduces a set of formative assessment tasks and rubrics that were developed for use in an introductory physics instruction to help students acquire and self-assess various scientific process abilities. We will describe the rubrics, tasks, and the student outcomes in courses where the tasks and rubrics were used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number020103
JournalPhysical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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