Formative Assessment Probes: Using the P-E-O Techniqueby: Page Keeley

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This column focuses on promoting learning through assessment. This month’s issue discusses using predictions, explanations, and observations during the Solids and Holes formative assessment probe.

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  • on Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:40 AM

PEO=Prediction, Explanation, and Observation. Page Keeley has shared another excellent formative assessment on floating objects. Students are asked what would happen if holes are put in an object that floats in water. This article gives an excellent explanation of the thought process of young children and explains the science behind the activity. Ms. Keeley explains the steps of the PEO technique.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

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