Student Performance on Asking Questions, Identifying Variables, and Formulating Hypotheses
The purpose of this study was to extend attempts to develop a research framework for encoding and analyzing students' responses to the tasks of asking questions, identifying variables, and formulating hypotheses, and to use the research framework to analyze and classify the responses of seventh grade students. A performance‐based assessment instrument was used. The topic was heat and temperature. The responses of 364 seventh grade students were used to develop a framework for evaluating student written responses which allows researchers to classify student responses according to their general completeness and usefulness, and according to the manner in which responses were incomplete or not useful. Interrater reliability was 82%. Seventh grade students who reportedly have had instruction in the science processes did not perform well on this performance‐based assessment.
Germann, Paul J., Roberta Aram, A. Louis Odom, and Gerald Burke. "Student performance on asking questions, identifying variables, and formulating hypotheses." School Science and Mathematics 96, no. 4 (1996): 192-201.
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