FIU Chemistry & Biochemistry and STEM TI faculty members’ Journal of Chemical Education article entitled “Adapting Assessment Tasks To Support Three-Dimensional Learning” is picked as editor’s choice by the American Chemical Society and highlighted in the February Edition of Science Magazine.
Sonia Underwood and Justin Carmel’s article uses the concept of three-dimensional (3D) learning, presented in “A Framework for K-12 Science Education” (National Research Council, https:/doi.org10.17226/13165), to reconceptualize and develop assessment items that require students to integrate chemistry core ideas with scientific practices and crosscutting concepts. A detailed description of ways in which instructors can take current assessment questions and modify them to align with three-dimensional learning by focusing on the evidence that is sought about what students know and can do with their knowledge. These 3 dimensional assessments involve the use of scientific practices, cross cutting concepts and core ideas. These ideas are intertwined to better assess the actual understanding the students achieve in core concepts.
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In order to access “A Framework for K-12 Science Education” (National Research Council, https:/doi.org10.17226/13165) click here.