Assessing Undergraduate Laboratory Performance

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Science's STKE  05 Sep 2006:
Vol. 2006, Issue 351, pp. tr8
DOI: 10.1126/stke.3512006tr8

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The lab notebook is one element for assessing student laboratory performance. However, it is also important to be able to communicate research results in a journal article format and a visual poster format. Another key aspect to scientific research is the ability to present a research plan. This article describes four assessment tools that can be used in conjunction with undergraduate lab courses that provide the opportunity for the students to practice each of these essential communication skills.

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