A Continuum For Assessing Science Process Knowledge In Grades K-6

Micheal E. Beeth , Linda Cross , Christy Pearl , Janice Pirro , Kara Yagnesak , Janette Kennedy


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Accurate assessment of science process knowledge provide teachers, parents and district administrators with information on the effectiveness of enacted curricula, and policy makers with information about the effectiveness of the inquiry based instructional approaches recommended for science teaching and learning. This article reports on the development and implementation of a rubric for assessing science process knowledge in grades K-6. Excerpts from interviews conducted with teachers applying this rubric to assess students' science process knowledge are presented to substantiate claims about the usefulness of the rubric as an assessment tool.


Science; Education; Grades K-6

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