|Title:||Science in Action: Hands-On and Interactive Computer Tasks From the 2009 Science Assessment|
|Description:||Interactive computer and hands-on tasks were designed to assess how well students can perform scientific investigations, draw valid conclusions, and explain their results. As a part of the 2009 science assessment, a new generation of hands-on tasks was administered during which students worked with lab materials and other equipment to perform experiments. While hands-on tasks have been used in NAEP since the 1990s, these new tasks present students with more open-ended scenarios that require a deeper level of planning, analysis, and synthesis. For the first time, the NAEP science assessment also included interactive computer tasks in science.
While performing the interactive computer and hands-on tasks, students manipulate objects and perform actual experiments, offering us richer data on how students respond to scientific challenges.
Several key discoveries were observed.
|Cover Date:||June 2012|
|Web Release:||June 19, 2012|
|Print Release:||June 19, 2012|
|Publication #:||NCES 2012468
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|Type of Product:||Statistical Analysis Report|
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
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