Reflection: Quizzes Atoms Family - Atomic Structure Review - Section 4: Evaluate

 

Making time for meaningful assessment is a hot topic in the current climate of mandated testing. We all know that standardized tests have a role in education, but the information these assessments provide are not timely. If assessment is meant to be a tool to evaluate what students know and drive additional instruction based on the results, teachers must find time to assess students outside of the standardized testing program. There are a couple ways to streamline in-class assessments:

1) Use technology. Clickers, Pear Deck, Flubaroo and Socrative are some fun and engaging assessment tools that increase efficiency.

2) Curriculum Embedded Assessment (CEA). Develop lessons that are assessments - this could be a performance task or summary activity (such as the Atoms Family activity).

3) Write good questions. The better the question, the better the information that you can use to evaluate your students' understanding. For an interesting read: Asking Good Questions.

  Developing Assessment Tools
  Quizzes: Developing Assessment Tools
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Atoms Family - Atomic Structure Review

Unit 8: Atoms and Elements
Lesson 3 of 13

Objective: SWBAT describe the structure and function of parts of atoms by comparing the charge, location, and relative mass of protons, neutrons, and electrons.

Big Idea: Atoms make up everything, so students explore their understanding the structure and function of atoms by creating a "spooky" summary notes resource.

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Science, Physical Science, Atomic Mass, Elements / Periodic Table, Atomic Nucleus, Atomic Number, protons, neutrons, Atoms, atomic structure, electrons, periodic table, atom
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