This study focused on utilizing formative assessment to shape student understanding and teaching practices in a junior high science classroom. Students were given a pre-test as a method of formative assessment and their results on the pre-assessment before instruction were compared to their performance on a modified post-test. Students received direct instruction, completed an independent project, and responded to daily “bellringer” questions as a form of additional formative assessment before taking the post-test. Students showed marked improvement on the post-test as average scores increased from a 35.7 percent to a 94.4 percent.
Adolescent Young Adult
Life Sciences and Earth Sciences Education
First Advisor Department
Physics and Astronomy
Second Advisor Department
Miller, Natalie, "Formative Assessment as a Method to Improve Student Performance in the Sciences" (2019). Honors Projects. 461.