Encyclopedia of Science Education

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Computer-Based Assessment

  • Edys Quellmalz
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6165-0_44-2


Computer based; Digital; Innovative; Next generation; Technology based; Testing

The next generation of assessments in science and other domains is taking advantage of technologies to transform what, how, when, where, and why testing occurs (Quellmalz and Pellegrino 2009). The capabilities of technologies are being harnessed to support assessment of the kinds of complex science understandings and practices advocated in the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards. These documents, along with other national and international science frameworks and standards, advocate teaching and testing of deeper learning about systems in natural and designed worlds integrated with application of the practices used by scientists and engineers to study and design these systems. Assessments of the Next Generation Science Standardswill require dynamic, richer, and more extended and complex representations of science phenomena along with ways for students to...


Item Bank Assessment Task Science Assessment Virtual Immersive Environment Generation Science Standard 
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  1. 1.WestEdRedwood CityUSA