Thompson, Thomas E.
B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)
Department of Literacy and Elementary Education
Within the last few years, standards of education have become an influence on the construction and assessment of school curricula In order to evaluate middle school science programs. a rubric was developed based on the National Science Education Standards and the Illinois Learning Standards for Science. Middle school science curricula were acquired from three different districts: Community Unit District U-46, Naperville School District 203. and DeKalb Community Unit District #428. Each curriculum was perused and evaluated using the rubric. Because a rubric is subjective in its nature, additional comments were made in regards to each district's curriculum. There was variance in what each district included in the science programs. When a district lacked in a given topic. it usually covered another topic in much more depth than the rubric was evaluating.
Wasmund, Julie, "The development of an appraisal instrument and subsequent evaluation of middle school science curricula" (1999). Honors Capstones. 1133.
97 pages (various pagings)
Northern Illinois University
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