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Scientific Investigation

According to the NAEP science framework, scientific investigation includes the application of appropriate scientific knowledge, problem-solving skills, and thinking processes to the creation of new knowledge and understanding. The NAEP 2005 science assessment probes students' abilities to

  • acquire new information;
  • plan appropriate investigations;
  • use scientific tools; and
  • communicate their results to a variety of audiences.

Last updated 21 December 2010 (RF)
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