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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 807522–528 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.7.522
Published: 01 September 2018
..., computer-based mathematical/statistical programs for mapping genomes, assessing laboratory experiments and clinical trials, conducting ecological studies, comparing risks, and determining rates of change—to list only a few ( Steen, 2001 ). Additionally, almost every major public issue depends upon data...
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Published: 01 May 2020
Figure 1. Alien species used in the “Diagnostic Assessment” section of the module. Students are asked to group species on the basis of shared characteristics to infer their evolutionary relationships.
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 798668–670 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.8.668
Published: 01 October 2017
... misconceptions stemming from a lack of understanding how the terminology is used in science. One way to assess the preconceptions students have about specific topics is through using free association techniques. Free association word recall (word association) activities ask students to recall words and phrases...
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Published: 01 March 2020
Figure 2. Responses to the assessment item “What is a ‘superbug’?” before and after visiting Tiny Enormous . Figure 2. Responses to the assessment item “What is a ‘superbug’?” before and after visiting Tiny Enormous.
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Published: 01 March 2020
Figure 6. List of answers to the assessment item prompting visitors to list the roles played by microorganisms, before and after visiting Tiny Enormous . Figure 6. List of answers to the assessment item prompting visitors to list the roles played by microorganisms, before and after visiting
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 796442–449 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.6.442
Published: 01 August 2017
...Karla Fuller Success rates in non-majors introductory biology courses tend to be lower than those in courses for majors. The use of student learning ePortfolios correlates with increased retention and improved learning. Additionally, when ePortfolios are used for periodic formative assessment, they...
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Published: 01 February 2020
Figure 1. Avida-ED instruction design and assessment questionnaire timeline. In week 1, students in a freshman-level introductory biology course were given a prettest questionnaire to evaluate their understanding of evolutionary principles, later were introduced to the Avida-ED software, and
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 786463–470 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.6.463
Published: 01 August 2016
...Julie Minbiole Instructors in two- and four-year undergraduate institutions face a variety of challenges in designing and delivering high-quality courses for their students and in creating accurate assessments of student learning. Traditional course planning (a linear, start-to-finish process based...
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Published: 01 March 2019
Figure 2. Results of pretest and posttest content knowledge assessment. Figure 2. Results of pretest and posttest content knowledge assessment.
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Published: 01 March 2019
Figure 3. Results of pre- and post-survey assessment of science perceptions. Figure 3. Results of pre- and post-survey assessment of science perceptions.
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 816459 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.6.459
Published: 01 August 2019
... free online. Many of the publishers create study guides or assessments that relate to their content (in fact, I have been part of many writing teams for these types of materials) and that are well designed to align their materials to state and national standards. It's always tricky to predict the...
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 3. Student learning gains as assessed by pre-instruction assessment and post-instruction assessment with an identical question set. The questions and their assigned Bloom's Revised Taxonomy categorization can be seen in Appendix II . (A) The average correctness for each question asked
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 764247–251 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.4.6
Published: 01 April 2014
...Denise A. Allen Little empirical evidence suggested that independent reading abilities of students enrolled in biology predicted their performance on the Biology I Graduation End-of-Course Assessment (ECA). An archival study was conducted at one Indiana urban public high school in Indianapolis...
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Published: 01 February 2018
Figure 2. Assessment results: least squared means ± SE are shown for both analyses (repeated measures ANOVAs) comparing pre- and post-program test scores for program participants for (A) a measure of evolution knowledge, and (B) a measure of acceptance of evolution. The raw means are shown
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 803184–190 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.3.184
Published: 01 March 2018
... gender (female students had higher high school GPAs). No other comparisons or interactions among factors for the high school GPA measure were statistically reliable. To assess the impact of the BioSkills course and the hierarchical mentoring program on FTIC student success, we computed a 2 × 2 × 2...
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Published: 01 April 2017
Figure 6. Results of all the laboratory skills assessment including the formal laboratory report. The numbers represent the percentage of students ( N = 70) who achieved a C (73%) or higher for each skill. Image courtesy of Nancy L. Elwess. Figure 6. Results of all the laboratory skills
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 748558–563 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.8.5
Published: 01 October 2012
... technique to students, their ability to promote student learning has not been thoroughly assessed. We found that a commercially available ELISA kit increased student performance on pre- and post-tests in three undergraduate college courses, especially in those taught to general-education students. Student...
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Published: 01 February 2017
Figure 2. Natural selection assessment given as pre-test, post-test, and retention test. Figure 2. Natural selection assessment given as pre-test, post-test, and retention test.
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Published: 01 February 2017
Figure 3. (A) Natural selection assessment scores for the elementary school sample. Mean scores are designated with a x. W = 4.5, p < 0.005, n = 13, ( N = 23 – 27). (B) Natural selection assessment scores for the junior high school sample. Mean scores are designated with a x. W