Analysing preservice teachers' rubrics for assessing students’ learning in primary science education

Hudson, Peter B. (2005) Analysing preservice teachers' rubrics for assessing students’ learning in primary science education. In Australian Curriculum Studies Association, September, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

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Assessment needs to be linked to syllabus outcomes in order for teaching and learning to be purposeful and systematic. Second-year preservice teachers (n=255) were involved in a primary science education program with a focus on devising a science unit of work with assessment tasks and associated rubrics. These assessment rubrics considered scales for differentiating student achievement of outcomes but also focused on scientific concepts and social interaction appropriate to the grade level. Although perceptions of adequate assessment techniques varied, most constructed rubrics with links to syllabus outcomes. This paper aims to discuss issues behind designing assessment rubrics.

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ID Code: 2102
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: assessment, science education, primary, preservice teachers, elementary
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Peter B. Hudson
Deposited On: 23 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:27

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