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Strategies for Assessment in the Inquiry-Based Classroom. Luis Salinas Science Curriculum Specialist Austin ISD. Translating hands-on inquiry learning into success on high-stakes objective tests. The Challenge. Assessment vs. Evaluation.
Science Curriculum Specialist
Source: AASL & AECT. (1998). Information Power, Building Partnerships for Learning. Chicago and London: American Library Association, page 173.
By the 2007-2008 school year, all states must administer science assessments to students once in grades 3-5; 6-9; and 10-12.
25 A block of maple wood with a volume of 405 cubic centimeters and a density of 0.67 g/cm3 is sawed in half. The density of the two smaller blocks is now —
A one-fourth the original density
B one-half the original density
C two times the original density
D the same as the original density
From 2003 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills
An electric guitar has a solid body, so it lacks a resonant chamber to reinforce the sound. Instead, it has one or more pickups, which are small magnets wrapped with coils of wire placed beneath each of the strings. Any current induced in the coils is sent to an amplifier. Explain why the strings on an electric guitar must be made of metal and not nylon.
Sketch and label a diagram showing a transformer that could be used to step-up an input voltage by a factor of 4.
Use the concept of impulse to explain why concrete highway barriers are being replaced by barrels containing water. Your answer must include the following terms: force, impulse, time, momentum, velocity.
From the CPO test bank:
Which of the following block and tackle systems has the largest mechanical advantage?
A. System A has the largest mechanical advantage.
B. System B has the largest mechanical advantage.
C.System C has the largest mechanical advantage.
D.All three systems have the same mechanical advantage.
Which of the following statements are true about the pulley systems in the diagram above?
I. Pulley system A has the least mechanical advantage.
II. Pulley system B is the most efficient.
III. If the same length of string is pulled in all three systems, the weight in System C will be lifted the least.
A. Only Statement I is true.
B. Only Statement II is true.
C. Both Statement I and II are true.
D. Both Statement I and III are true.
The diagram below shows a schematic of an electrical circuit.
What will happen to the brightness of Bulb S when the switch at T is closed?
A. Bulb S will get dimmer because some of the current is drawn to Bulb T.
B. Bulb S will get dimmer because the resistance of the circuit increases.
C. Bulb S will get brighter because the resistance of the circuit decreases.
D. Bulb S will stay the same, because the resistance and the voltage across each branch are the same.
The data table below shows the results of an experiment testing various simple machines.
Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the data above?
A. Machine A had the most friction.
B. Machine C was the least efficient of the machines.
C. Machine D was the least efficient of the machines.
D. All of the machines reduced the amount of force required to lift the object.