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Science Vocabulary Instruction

Posted by CJ Thompson on July 29, 2015

 

Reliance on standardized tests has increased dramatically over the past few decades, as witnessed by sales that grew from $7 million in 1955 to more than $267 million in 1997 (http://www.bc.edu/research/nbetpp/publications/v2n3.html). More than ever, there is pressure on schools and teachers to demonstrate success based on the ability of their students to score well on these assessments. Critics point out that standardized tests are only one way to evaluate the academic and intellectual skills of students. They further complain that there is too often a mismatch between the stated goals for student skills and skills tested. 

 

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Topics: professional development, science, vocabulary, stemcoach, standardized testing, STEM Ed

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