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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (1): 5–11.
Published: 01 January 2021
... applied to a wide array of scientific course types and educational levels. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 assessment biochemistry biology education cell structure and processes misconceptions teaching tips Students come to science class with many ideas of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 308–314.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Dennis D. Tarasi A consistent challenge for undergraduate instructors is how to properly and objectively assess students who cannot attend regularly scheduled exams. Though many alternatives exist, perhaps the most common strategy is to allow students to take a makeup exam at a different time. Many...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 January 2020
... . 2020 rural education assessment college teaching In our current “post-truth” society, many people place little value on the use of scientific evidence in decision making, arguably one of the most important goals of science education (e.g., AAAS, 2011 ; Murakami et al., 2017 ). Students...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (8): 554–560.
Published: 01 October 2019
... science process skills. We created a scenario-based assessment instrument – designed to gauge science process skills – that was accessible to nonmajors and majors. We evaluated nonmajors' and majors' open-ended responses using a rubric. We also assessed students' science identity, confidence, and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (2): 133–136.
Published: 01 February 2019
... teaching evolution PCK pedagogical content knowledge student thinking instructional strategies teaching strategies assessment learning objectives Take a moment to reflect on the knowledge that you use when you teach evolutionary topics. Most obviously, you use knowledge of the discipline of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (4): 301–304.
Published: 01 April 2018
... thinking feedback assessment term paper Inquiry-based writing has been shown to increase students' scientific knowledge ( Walker & Sampson, 2013 ). One ubiquitous example of inquiry-based writing is the lab report assignment, whose purpose is to learn and practice research article writing...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (1): 6–10.
Published: 01 January 2018
... to have adapted best. In two out of three semesters students concluded that P. caudatum responded to acid rain with the greatest rate of adaptation. Student success was compared between both types of courses using four methods of assessment: student academic performance, retention rate, transfer rate...
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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 (2017) 79 (1): 3–8.
Published: 01 January 2017
... question writing, logistics, assessment, and useful applications of think-pair-share in the science classroom. © 2017 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...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (9): 725–732.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2016 Teacher effectiveness self-disclosure assessment note taking transfer student misconceptions It looks easy. Consequently, it can make you believe that it is occurring without...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (8): 684–686.
Published: 01 October 2016
... Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2016 Feedback assessment workload The numerous models of learning and teaching described in the educational literature (see short review in Buckley, 2012 ) all highlight feedback as vital. Feedback corrects...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (2): 101–108.
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 (2016) 78 (2): 127–135.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Steven M. Autieri Biological concepts such as transcription, translation, codons, and genes can be confusing and overwhelming to high school biology students, yet these are prominent topics assessed on high-stakes standardized tests. I present a project-based assessment approach that can help...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (8): 558–563.
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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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (7): 518–520.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Richard Grumbine This article outlines an exercise that assesses student knowledge of food-web and energy-flow concepts. Students work in teams and use manipulatives to build food-web models based on criteria assigned by the instructor. The models are then peer reviewed according to guidelines...