Poster - Embedded Assessment for Citizen Science (EA4CS)

Friday, March 11, 2016
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Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Citizen Science Programs
Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists | Evaluators | Learning Researchers
Ecology, forestry, and agriculture
University of Maryland, PEER Associates, Karen Peterman Consulting

This poster was presented at the 2016 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) PI Meeting held in Bethesda, MD on February 29-March 2. EA4CS is an AISL Pathways project that explores the use of embedded assessment (EA) to measure participant science inquiry skill development within the context of citizen science (CS) projects. This proof-of-concept project consists of two concurrent strategies to study and enhance the use of EA in these informal-science-learning settings. With a “forest view,” we are scanning the CS community to understand assessment of targeted science inquiry skills. With our “tree view,” we are conducting case studies to develop, pilot, and analyze EAs of inquiry skills across three diverse CS projects, including documenting the process. An advisory committee is providing guidance and feedback on the process and products.

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Team Members

Cathlyn StylinskiPrincipal Investigator
Rachel Becker-KleinRachel Becker-KleinCo-Principal Investigator
Karen PetermanCo-Principal Investigator

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