Models of classroom assessment for course-based research experiences

David I. Hanauer*, Tong Zhang, Mark J. Graham, Sandra D. Adams, Yesmi Patricia Ahumada-Santos, Richard M. Alvey, Mauricio S. Antunes, Mary A. Ayuk, María Elena Báez-Flores, Christa T. Bancroft, Tonya C. Bates, Meghan J. Bechman, Elizabeth Behr, Andrea R. Beyer, Rebecca L. Bortz, Dane M. Bowder, Laura A. Briggs, Victoria Brown-Kennerly, Michael A. Buckholt, Sharon K. BullockKristen A. Butela, Christine A. Byrum, Steven M. Caruso, Catherine P. Chia, Rebecca A. Chong, Hui-Min Chung, Kari L. Clase, Sean T. Coleman, D. Parks Collins, Stephanie B. Conant, Brett M. Condon, Pamela L. Connerly, Bernadette J. Connors, Jennifer E. Cook-Easterwood, Katie E. Crump, Tom D’Elia, Megan K. Dennis, Linda C. DeVeaux, Lautaro Diacovich, Iain Duffy, Nicholas P. Edgington, Dustin C. Edwards, Tenny O. G. Egwuatu, Elvira R. Eivazova, Patricia C. Fallest-Strobl, Christy L. Fillman, Ann M. Findley, Emily Fisher, Matthew R. Fisher, Marie P. Fogarty, Amanda C. Freise, Victoria J. Frost, Maria D. Gainey, Amaya M. Garcia Costas, Atenea A. Garza, Hannah E. Gavin, Raffaella Ghittoni, Bryan Gibb, Urszula P. Golebiewska, Anna S. Grinath, Susan M. R. Gurney, Rebekah F. Hare, Steven G. Heninger, John M. Hinz, Lee E. Hughes, Pradeepa Jayachandran, Kristen C. Johnson, Allison A. Johnson, Michelle Kanther, Margaret Kenna, Bridgette L. Kirkpatrick, Karen K. Klyczek, Kathryn P. Kohl, Michael Kuchka, Amber J. LaPeruta, Julia Y. Lee-Soety, Lynn O. Lewis, Heather M. Lindberg, Jaclyn A. Madden, Sergei A. Markov, Matthew D. Mastropaolo, Vinayak Mathur, Sean P. McClory, Evan C. Merkhofer, Julie A. Merkle, Scott F. Michael, Jon C. Mitchell, Sally D. Molloy, Denise L. Monti, María Alejandra Mussi, Holly Nance, Fernando E. Nieto-Fernandez, Jillian C. Nissen, Imade Y. Nsa, Mary G. O’Donnell, Shallee T. Page, Andrea Panagakis, Jesús Ricardo Parra-Unda, Tara A. Pelletier, Tiara G. Perez Morales, Nick T. Peters, Vipaporn Phuntumart, Richard S. Pollenz, Mary L. Preuss, David P. Puthoff, Muideen K. Raifu, Nathan S. Reyna, Claire A. Rinehart, Jessica M. Rocheleau, Ombeline Rossier, Adam D. Rudner, Elizabeth E. Rueschhoff, Amy Ryan, Sanghamitra Saha, Christopher D. Shaffer, Mary Ann V. Smith, Amy B. Sprenkle, Christy L. Strong, C. Nicole Sunnen, Brian P. Tarbox, Louise Temple, Kara R. Thoemke, Michael A. Thomas, Deborah M. Tobiason, Sara S. Tolsma, Julie Torruellas Garcia, Megan S. Valentine, Edwin Vazquez, Robert E. Ward, Catherine M. Ward, Vassie C. Ware, Marcie H. Warner, Jacqueline M. Washington, Daniel E. Westholm, Keith A. Wheaton, Beth M. Wilkes, Elizabeth C. Williams, William H. Biederman, Steven G. Cresawn, Danielle M. Heller, Deborah Jacobs-Sera, Graham F. Hatfull, David J. Asai, Viknesh Sivanathan*

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Abstract

Course-based research pedagogy involves positioning students as contributors to authentic research projects as part of an engaging educational experience that promotes their learning and persistence in science. To develop a model for assessing and grading students engaged in this type of learning experience, the assessment aims and practices of a community of experienced course-based research instructors were collected and analyzed. This approach defines four aims of course-based research assessment—(1) Assessing Laboratory Work and Scientific Thinking; (2) Evaluating Mastery of Concepts, Quantitative Thinking and Skills; (3) Appraising Forms of Scientific Communication; and (4) Metacognition of Learning—along with a set of practices for each aim. These aims and practices of assessment were then integrated with previously developed models of course-based research instruction to reveal an assessment program in which instructors provide extensive feedback to support productive student engagement in research while grading those aspects of research that are necessary for the student to succeed. Assessment conducted in this way delicately balances the need to facilitate students’ ongoing research with the requirement of a final grade without undercutting the important aims of a CRE education.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1279921
Number of pages20
JournalFrontiers in Education
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2023

Keywords

  • Course-based research experience (CURE)
  • Intergrated research and education community (iREC)
  • Grading
  • Science education
  • Assessment

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