Additional Assessment Packages

Early on in our work with teachers and schools we discovered that the nature of the assessment that is used to evaluate an educational program shapes the curriculum and instruction of that program. For this reason we have devoted much of our attention to developing assessment activities that support inquiry based education and the attainment of higher order student capabilities. A number of our fully developed assessment activities have been field tested and are available for use in conjunction with professional development services. The following assessment activities are in various stages of development and testing:

  • Equilibrium on the Balance Beam: Proportional reasoning
  • Galileo’s Thermometer: Observations and inferences related to floating and sinking
  • The Period of the Pendulum I: Observation and error
  • The Period of the Pendulum II: Data analysis
  • The Period of the Pendulum III: Experimental design
  • Evaluating student presentations in high school research programs
  • Interpretive discussions of literature

If you are interested in being part of the development and testing of these assessment activities, or have any other questions please contact Paul Zachos for more information.