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The American Biology Teacher (2007) 69 (7): 390–392.
Published: 01 September 2007
... about the natural world? What does this mean for our teaching? Are we doing enough for our students to assess biology informa- tion successfully? Students and their parents get most of their science information from television (first) and the Internet (sec- ond). In 2004, 52% of the respondents of a...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (7): 522–528.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Brown = 3/30 = 2.303 Green = 1/30 = 3.411 Orange = 5/30 = 1.790 Red = 5/30 = 1.790 Yellow = 5/30 = 1.790 © 2018 National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (6): 463–470.
Published: 01 August 2016
... and scary things that they feel unprepared to tackle. Sharing a clearer set of objectives allows students to focus on thinking deeply about the biology, rather than worrying about surprises on exams ( Wiggins & McTighe, 2005 ). In Sensation & Perception, UbD clarified my assessments...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (4): 247–251.
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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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 459.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Jeffrey D. Sack © 2019 National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints...
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The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (3): 149.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... © 2010 by National Association of Biology Teachers 2010 2 e-mail: janet.hart@mcphs.edu . Biology blogs online journal clubs assessment in biology A web log, more commonly known as a ““blog,”” can be used as a fun and engaging supplemental activity to classroom and lecture material. It...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (1): 6–10.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Barbara Berchiolli; Farahnaz Movahedzadeh; Abour Cherif Project-based learning (PBL) and traditional teaching methods represent two opposing pedagogical philosophies. A PBL Biology lab course was designed and taught concurrently with its traditional counterpart to compare student success. The PBL...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 158–161.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Diyora Abdukhakimova; Yingqiu Xie Innovation in assessment of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) courses in subjects such as biology and biochemistry is a widely discussed topic. We report the use of a novel, research-integrated course assessment designed to increase students...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (2): 91–94.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Morgan L. Presley; Rebecca Gehringer; Deborah L. Hanuscin The purpose of this study was to investigate how assessment instruments could be used in the college biology classroom for purposes other than researching instructional strategies (as they have been used in the past). Through participatory...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (3): 184–190.
Published: 01 March 2018
... biology students (BioSkills) to increase retention rates among first-time-in-college (FTIC) students. We describe the mentoring structure we adopted and how the design of BioSkills supports and educates future biology professionals. Our findings show that FTIC students who participated in this program...
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The American Biology Teacher (2005) 67 (2): 73–76.
Published: 01 February 2005
..., Winter 2000. Leonard Winter CSTA Journal 2000 National Research Council. (1996). National Science Education Standards. Washington DC: National Academy Press. National Research Council National Science Education Standards 1996 ASSESSMENT OF Standards-Based Biology Teaching WILLIAM H...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (6): 473–479.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Arthur Louis Odom; Lloyd H. Barrow; William L. Romine Osmosis is a fundamental concept of great importance to understanding natural biological, physical, and chemical processes. We provide an instructional guide to assist instructors of advanced high school biology and college biology students in...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (8): 554–560.
Published: 01 October 2019
... skill undergraduate nonmajors biology majors assessment Figure 3. Comparison of nonmajors' and majors' level of experimental detail: percentage of nonmajors' (light gray) and majors' (dark gray) experiments that were categorized as a “detailed experiment,” “a few details missing,” or “most...
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The American Biology Teacher (2001) 63 (5): 310–316.
Published: 01 May 2001
... 1 2 27 Iowa Science Teachers Journal 1990 Performance Assessment of a Standards- Based High School Biology Curriculum William H. Leonard Barbara J. Speziale John E. Penick JN response to what was widely perceived as inadequate teaching of precollege science in the United States, the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 18–27.
Published: 01 January 2020
...” 2 Formative biology assessment 6, 10 Formative teamwork assessment 7, 11 Attitudes posttest 15 Summative biology assessment 14, 16 Table 3. Responses of students to the prompt “In 2–4 sentences tell me in what ways you think working in team of 3–5 students might enhance (A...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 201–208.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Joan Petersen; Patrick Chan A partnership between a community college biology professor and a local high school teacher was established to engage high school students in authentic microbiology research. High school students isolated actinomycetes from soil samples and tested them for their ability...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (9): 720–727.
Published: 01 November 2017
... school students are equally prepared for majors-level introductory Biology. Consequently, we developed and tested an in-house diagnostic BPT that assesses preparedness for “testing in” to introductory majors-level coursework (BI 211). We found that BPT scores were significantly correlated with final...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (6): 442–449.
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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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (5): 328–332.
Published: 01 May 2019
... environmental situation, was incorporated into a science class of high school biology students in Puerto Rico to assess relevant content knowledge and enable socioscientific reasoning. We describe how socioscientific reasoning was introduced, implemented, and assessed and the influence it had on students during...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (1): 2–5.
Published: 01 January 2018
... incorporating TBL into an undergraduate cell biology course using cystic fibrosis (CF) as a theme is described. Class content is divided into modules. Each module consists of (1) out-of-class video viewing and reading assignments; (2) individual and team assessments, mini-lectures, and think-pair-share...