Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

School of Education

Staff Profile

Publication details for Ms Ros Roberts

R. Roberts & R. Gott (2004). Assessment of Sc1: alternatives to coursework? School Science Review 85(313): 103-108.
  • Publication type: Journal papers: academic
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0036-6811
  • Keywords: Science attainment target 1, Performance, Variable based tasks, Investigations.
  • View online: Online version
  • Durham research online: DRO record

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

This article considers the problems associated
with reliable performance assessment of Sc1
investigations and explores the pros and cons of
alternative forms of assessment of pupils’ ability
to investigate.

References

Baxter, G. P., Shavelson, R. J., Goldman, S. R. and Pine, J.
(1992) Evaluation of procedure based scoring for hands-on
assessment. Journal of Educational Measurement, 29(1),
1–17.
Donnelly, J. (2000) Secondary science teaching under the
National Curriculum. School Science Review, 81(296),
27–35.
Donnelly, J., Buchanan, A., Jenkins, E. and Welford, A.
(1994) Investigations in science education policy: Sc1 in
the National Curriculum for England and Wales. Leeds:
University of Leeds.
Gott, R. and Duggan, S. (2002) Problems with the assessment
of performance in practical science: which way now?
Cambridge Journal of Education, 32(2), 183–201.
Gott, R. and Duggan, S (2003) Building success in science 1.
London: Folens.
Gott, R. and Murphy, P. (1987) Assessing investigations at 13
and 15. Science report for teachers, 9. London: Department
of Education and Science/HMSO.
Gray, D. and Sharp, B. (2001) Mode of assessment and its
effect on children’s performance in science. Evaluation and
Research in Education, 15(2), 55–68.
House of Commons, Science and Technology Committee
(2002) Science education from 14 to 19. Third report of
session 2001–2, 1. London: The Stationery Office.
Lawrenz, F., Huffman, D. and Welch, W. (2001) The science
achievement of various subgroups on alternative
assessment formats. Science Education, 85(3), 279–290.
Roberts, R. (2004) Using different types of practical within a
problem-solving model of science. School Science Review,
85(312), 113–119.
Solano-Flores, G., Jovanovic, J., Shavelson, R. J. and
Bachman, M. (1999) On the development and evaluation of
a shell for generating science performance assessments.
International Journal of Science Education, 21(3),
293–315.
Watson, R., Goldsworthy, A. and Wood-Robinson, V. (1999)
What is not fair with investigations? School Science
Review, 80(292), 101–106.
Welford, G., Harlen, W. and Schofield, B. (1985) Practical
testing at ages 11, 13 and 15. London: Department of
Education and Science.