Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Volume 9, Issue 1, Article 15 (June, 2008)
Shu-Nu CHANG
Investigating Taiwanese 9th-graders’ scientific literacy via authentic assessment

Investigating Taiwanese 9th-graders’ scientific literacy via authentic assessment

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Shu-Nu CHANG

The College of Liberal and General Education
Aletheia University, TAIWAN

Received 25 Oct., 2007
Revised 30 Jun., 200
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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to introduce Taiwanese last curriculum standards and the development of authentic assessment to investigate 9th-graders’ scientific literacy in Taiwan. From this study, it was revealed that authentic assessment provided another possibility to evaluate students’ scientific cognition better than the traditional achievement tests. Besides, the hands-on activity developed by this study offered an opportunity to make students enjoy the examination more and showed a higher consistency with lower-achievement students’ performance on the national entrance exam. The discussion and implementation are presented.

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