Reflection: Checks for Understanding Introduction to Scientific Inquiry: The Eight Essential Science Practices - Section 5: Reflection & Closure


As I am circulating throughout the room, I carry a clipboard with a single sheet.  At the top of the sheet I have written the subject (in this case Science), and the unit name (What's The Matter Plaid Pete?).  

On this sheet is a table that lists my student's names in the first column. The heading for the columns to the right of student names are where I write the lesson number. Today, I will write L1 in the heading for the first column, indicating that I am assessing the objective for Lesson 1.  

As I am observing and speaking with students, I am watching and listening to see if I have evidence that indicates they have reasonably met today's objective.  If I am confident that they have done so, I will place a + sign in the square by their name. Students who are unable to meet the objective will have a - sign in their column.  Sometimes, I am unsure and I feel as though I need to further assess a student when there are fewer distractions, or perhaps there is not sufficient time.  In those cases I will place a ?, indicating I need more information.  I will either need to go back and assess that student, or look for information on that objective during another opportunity.  

I will be using this sheet, along with the completed What's The Matter Plaid Pete - Lab Sheet Lesson 1, to make my determination on whether or not a student has met the lesson objective. This also allows me to quickly plan for small group re-teaching for those students who need it.

  Coding as a Formative Assessment
  Checks for Understanding: Coding as a Formative Assessment
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Introduction to Scientific Inquiry: The Eight Essential Science Practices

Unit 1: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
Lesson 2 of 22

Objective: SWBAT list and describe the eight essential Science Practices used in scientific inquiry.

Big Idea: What do scientists do, and how do they work? This engaging activity using chant, or rap, provides students with an overview of the eight essential Science Practices specified by the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Science, Science Vocabulary, ELL, GLAD
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