Center Content on Real-World Science Contexts
Center Content on Real-World Science Contexts
7.2 Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity
Assessment Example

Assessment content centers on common, real-world science contexts that are relevant to students, both during and outside of classroom instruction. Using a context of ice melting or mixing powders in drinks are a few options to assess a concept like conservation of weight.

Non-example

Putting substances found in a lab, such as hydrogen dissolving in palladium, as your assessment context when it may not be commonly used during instruction. These unfamiliar substances are less relevant for students.

Accessibility

Ensure that chosen contexts or phenomena are equally likely to be familiar to students with and without sensory impairments or communication support needs.

Areas of Interest
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Recruiting Interest
Learner Focus
Student Focused
Power Strategies
Real-World Contexts

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