Science: Thinking with evidence
Science: Thinking with Evidence is a series of 4 multiple-choice standardized tests designed for students in Years 7 - 10. They are designed to assess how well students use evidence to think about scientific contexts and issues.
The tests identify some specific aspects of thinking in science rather than attempting to measure overall achievement in science.
The test results will help teachers to make informed decisions about fruitful areas for future learning.
What are the Features of Science: Thinking with evidence?
- Designed to help teachers interpret science in the New Zealand Curriculum
- Focuses on a key competency, thinking, in the context of science
- Makes explicit links to the Nature of Science strand
- The Teachers’ Manual includes a section that gives suggestions for next learning activities.
- Each test can be used at multiple year levels
- Achievement on each test can be reported on a common measurement scale
Recommended Year Levels for Each Test
- Test Number 1 - Year Levels 7, 8
- Test Number 2 - Year Levels 7, 8
- Test Number 3 - Year Levels 9, 10
- Test Number 4 - Year Levels 9, 10