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Current science assessments typically present a series of isolated fact-based questions, poorly representing the complexity of how real-world science is constructed. The National Research Council asserts that this needs to

Current science assessments typically present a series of isolated fact-based questions, poorly representing the complexity of how real-world science is constructed. The National Research Council asserts that this needs to change to reflect a more authentic model of science practice. We strongly concur and suggest that good science assessments need to consist of several key factors: integration of science content with scientific inquiry, contextualization of questions, efficiency of grading and statistical validity and reliability.

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    • 2013-05-30
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.3390/educsci3020172
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    Ketelhut, D., Nelson, B., Schifter, C., & Kim, Y. (2013). Improving Science Assessments by Situating Them in a Virtual Environment. Education Sciences, 3(2), 172-192. doi:10.3390/educsci3020172

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