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Collection of formative assessment tools and resources
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This is the site for the Concept Cartoons in Science Education from the UK. Sample concept cartoons are provided on this site along with suggestions for developing your own concept cartoons.
This is a collection of concept cartoons, developed by San Diego State University, that assesses ideas related to biological evolution including traits, adaptation, dominance, variation, etc.
This site has a Crosswalk which matches formative assessment probes with CTS topics. You can also use the Science Supplements Database to search for research on students’ misconceptions.
This is a Harvard University Project that maintains a test bank of diagnostic assessments designed to reveal common misconceptions. You need to register first and complete the tutorial before using the site.
This site is an NSF-funded National Science Digital Library Project (PI was Page Keeley) that maintains a bank of reviewed phenomena and representations, including information about misconceptions related to each item.
This site contains the streaming on demand videos of the Private Universe series that addresses misconceptions and effective learning. It includes several interviews with Harvard and MIT graduates on graduation day about basic science concepts which reveal that even the best and brightest students carry strongly held misconceptions into adulthood.
Learning cycle instructional model that integrates assessment, instruction, and learning in a meaningful sequence of instruction. The circular graphic implies that the stages are not linear, but may cycle back and forth like a wheel.
Visual card sorts are used with ELL students or students with limited reading ability.
Picture cards from the justified list probe, "Is It Living?". These cards can be used by ELL and younger students with the card sort strategy/