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Scott Nierendorf
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                  • AAAS Offers Misconception- Based Science Item Bank
                    AAAS (developers of Benchmarks for Science Literacy and the Atlas of Science Literacy) has launched an innovative Web site with a bank of more than 600 multiple-choice test questions to help educators assess more precisely what students know about key ideas in science and - just as importantly - the incorrect ideas they have:

                    The questions are based on common misconceptions and are appropriate for middle and early high school students. Questions are searchable by topic. Each question also includes statistics indicating the percentage of students in Grade 6-8 and 9-12 who were able to answer correctly (indicating the items’ “difficulty”).

                    The “My Item Bank,” feature allows you to select, save, and print items and answer keys (requires site registration <> ).
                    Knowing common misconceptions and how pervasive they are - which is not typically part of the analysis of test results from state testing or from leading national and international testing organizations - can help teachers improve instruction and better design their own test questions to assess whether students truly understand the science concepts they are being taught.





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