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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 737389–393 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.7.4
Published: 01 September 2011
... ) California's STAR program national vs. state educational curriculum standards No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 standardized educational tests student proficiency rates The California Standards Tests (CSTs) are for California public schools and are aligned to the state content standards. All students...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817467–473 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.467
Published: 01 September 2019
...Xiaoyan Zhang; Ruifang Ye; Fengxian Hu; Yitao Zheng; Shuhong Gao; Yingping Zhuang; Qiyao Wang; Yunpeng Bai In recent years, accreditation standards for international engineering education have led to a dramatic rise in the use of outcome-based education at universities. In this system, enticing new...
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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
... ( Gomez & Gomez, 2007 ). The correlational study design was used to explore whether the individual Lexile reading scores of students shared variance with their Biology I ECA pass scores. The mechanism was electronic archival data comprising educational standardized test scores. Data included...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 782101–108 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.2.101
Published: 01 February 2016
... within teaching standards. We review three instruments that can help education researchers and educators undertake this paradigm shift. The instruments assess how biology undergraduates understand three evolutionary processes other than natural selection: genetic drift, dominance relationships among...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 75129–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.1.7
Published: 01 January 2013
... released items from standardized tests, including international comparative exams (e.g., TIMSS), the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and state tests (e.g., TAKS). Each sampled item was related specifically to one of the standards used for the design of MBt. Pools of items were created for each...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 768525–534 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.8.6
Published: 01 October 2014
... for middle school students as part of a graduate-student outreach program, Graduate Partners in Science Education, at Arizona State University in collaboration with a K–8 public school. This activity capitalizes on the interest that animal behavior can generate to introduce and reinforce student...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 733137–142 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.3.4
Published: 01 March 2011
... large-scale genomics research project using classroom-tested protocols that can help to find the function of a disabled gene in the widely studied plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Here, we describe the framework of PREP in the classroom within the context of the National Science Education Standards...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 74126–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.1.7
Published: 01 January 2012
...Kit Yu Karen Chan; Sylvia Yang; Max E. Maliska; Daniel Grünbaum The National Science Education Standards have highlighted the importance of active learning and reflection for contemporary scientific methods in K–12 classrooms, including the use of models. Computer modeling and visualization are...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825344–347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.344
Published: 01 May 2020
... review activity the day before an exam). Furthermore, each activity can be tailored to work within rigidly standardized curricula. In terms of faculty workload and course sustainability, student-created OERs do not require the generation of large amounts of new materials by the instructor...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825308–314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.308
Published: 01 May 2020
... makeup exam would not impact the overall course-wide exam scores. Because sections and instructors varied in their course means and standard deviations, I calculated z -scores to standardize a student's performance, in comparison to that of their peers, across sections and instructors. The z -score can...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825333–337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.333
Published: 01 May 2020
... education. We present a series of student-centered, exploratory activities to help students develop their tree-thinking skills. In these activities, students use complementary phenotypic and molecular data to explore how to build phylogenetic trees and interpret the evolutionary relationships they represent...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825361 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.361
Published: 01 May 2020
.... Lesson plans can be browsed by keyword or by topic, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science and Engineering Practices, NGSS Performance Expectations, and Common Core State Standards. In addition to being written by teachers, many lessons have been classroom tested and evaluated. BiteScis is...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825328–332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.328
Published: 01 May 2020
... basis of fermentation, (2) learned about the chemical changes that take place during the fermentation of milk into yogurt, (3) applied this basic knowledge to designing and implementing experiments to test different conditions for culturing yogurt, (4) assessed the outcomes of different culturing...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825364–365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.364
Published: 01 May 2020
... with the National Institutes of Health to decipher the puzzling form of transmission. With standard vectors eliminated, he tried to transmit the disease directly with injections of blood or suspended cells – one critical use of his collected samples. The initial trials failed. But a veterinary...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824201–208 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.201
Published: 01 April 2020
... scientific research were assessed using a standardized survey and written reflection questions. In completing this project, the students applied their knowledge of the scientific method and experimental design to address authentic research questions. They also learned several hands-on laboratory skills...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824227–233 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.227
Published: 01 April 2020
...://www.ucpress.edu/journals/reprints-permissions . 2020 National Association of Biology Teachers thermal ecology FLIR ONE smartphone technology animal physiology heat exchange thermoregulation metabolism The use of smartphones as an experimental tool has been neglected in the field of education...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824234–240 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.234
Published: 01 April 2020
... heading for Earth's sixth mass extinction. A crucial weapon in the battle against threats to biodiversity is education, particularly biodiversity literacy. Raising awareness of the social and environmental value of biodiversity, providing education on the concept of biodiversity, and promoting the ability...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824247–255 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.247
Published: 01 April 2020
... design, errors, applications, and implications of the findings, as well as skills and knowledge gained through participation in the research project. Recent efforts to transform and advance undergraduate biology education have consistently highlighted the benefits of transitioning laboratory...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823183 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.183
Published: 01 March 2020
... (NGSS) for life sciences. This chapter is followed by six classroom-tested examples of life science lessons that include engineering components. Each of the six lessons incorporates one or more of the Life Science content areas in the NGSS standards. Each lesson takes multiple days, and a reasonable...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823137 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.137
Published: 01 March 2020
... confident in navigating the muddy waters associated with bioethical issues is vital, but perhaps these competencies are not assessed on standard exams and are minimized in instruction. Introductory biology courses are notorious for an emphasis on memorizing terms. Why would students seek new educational...