Measurements in Evaluating Science Education is a comprehensive, intuitive guide to many of the key instruments created to assess science education environments, learning, and instruction. Nearly 70 different surveys, tests, scales, and other metrics are organized according to the qualities the measures attempt to gauge, such as attitudes toward science, beliefs and misconceptions, self-efficacy, and content knowledge. Summaries of each instrument, usage information, developmental history and validation, and reported psychometric properties make this an essential reference for anyone interested in understanding science education assessment.
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Introduction 1. Attitudinal Surveys 2. Attitudes Toward Specific Science Concepts 3. Concept Inventories and Science Content Assessments 4. Tests of Science Content Knowledge for Teachers 5. Assessment of Scientific Process Skills, Scientific Literacy, and the Nature of Science 6. Learning Environments and Instruction 7. Self-Efficacy Scales References
Amy J. Catalano is Professor of Teaching, Learning, and Technology and Director of Science Education at Hofstra University, USA.
Michael A. Marino is Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Molloy College, USA.