Assessing Undergraduate Laboratory Performance

Sci. STKE, 5 September 2006
Vol. 2006, Issue 351, p. tr8
DOI: 10.1126/stke.3512006tr8

Assessing Undergraduate Laboratory Performance

  1. Elizabeth M. Adler1,* and
  2. Nancy R. Gough2
  1. 1Associate Editor of Science's STKE, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, USA.
  2. 2Editor of Science's STKE, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, USA.
  1. *Contact information. E-mail, eadler{at}aaas.org

Abstract

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.

Citation:

E. M. Adler and N. R. Gough, Assessing Undergraduate Laboratory Performance. Sci. STKE 2006, tr8 (2006).

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