Assessments for MBER-Bio
We have found that assessment practices are highly individual and variable from teacher to teacher. Rather than embed all assessments into the curricular sequence on each triangle we have collected a range of assessment types from teachers who have been implementing MBER Bio in their classrooms. In this way you will have some options to draw from as you design your own assessment scheme that works for you. We hope that you will use both formative and summative assessment practices. Please be certain to read the general information provided through the three buttons below about our philosophy on Summative Assessments and Formative Assessments-- as well as the Challenge Questions that are already integrated into the curricular resources.
The table below provides teacher-generated assessments for you to use and modify throughout the year. You may sort by Triangle or by any other column. When you click on the item description, you will be taken to a new page with information specific to that particular resource. You will see a link to an attached pdf, doc, spreadsheet, etc. that you may download to your local computer. We've chosen to include several items in the filename including the model code (when appropriate), category and type of assessment, a few descriptive words, and the username of the author (unless they chose to be anonymous). You'll also notice these assessments do not contain the MBER logo: they are the creation of users just like you. Whenever possible, we've asked the authors to give us an editable version of the resource. In many cases this was not possible. However, we expect that ALL of these resources will require modification for your classroom.
Tips for how to productively incorporate assessment while simultaneously tracking points that ultimately allow for numerical grading can be found through the links below and littered throughout the individual resources in the table.
Please also see MBER Essentials to learn more about assessment tools.
We hope that, over time, this page will become a repository of sample assessments from users like you implementing model-based instruction in their classrooms!