Understanding Chemistry: Formative Assessment Activities for the Texas Standards

A one-day session

Audience: Science teachers, instructional specialists, and coaches

Grade-level focus: High school

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In this session, you will learn an effective strategy for assessing student understanding of the chemistry TEKS.

This strategy centers on the Dana Center publication STAAR Chemistry: Assessment Activities for the Texas Readiness Standards, which provides hands-on chemistry assessment activities that give students the opportunity to review the content in the chemistry standards.

Students’ performance on these activities will give you valuable insight into how well they understand the content, which will guide you in adjusting instruction to improve student achievement.

You will engage in some of the assessment activities, and you will learn techniques for successfully implementing the teaching strategies embedded in STAAR Chemistry, including an “at-a-glance” strategy for monitoring student progress.

Each participant will receive a copy of the book on DVD.