NISMED comes out with book of assessment items for elementary school science

Assessment Items in Elementary School Science is a collection of multiple choice and constructed response items under the major content domains found in the Philippine Elementary Learning Competencies-Basic Education Curriculum (PELC-BEC) namely: People, Animals, Plants, Materials, Energy, Force and Motion, Earth, Weather, and Space. They are classified under the TIMSS cognitive domains of Factual Information and Conceptual Understanding for Grades 1 and 2 plus the third domain of Reasoning and Analysis for Grades 3 to 6.

These 20 or so items per grade level have been subjected to tryouts with students, item analyses, revision and review by NISMED subject area specialists, and scientists specializing in the life sciences, physical sciences, and earth sciences.

They may be used by teachers to serve as models for summative assessment as well as for formative assessment with modifications. 

It is hoped that these kinds of items will eventually alter the way teachers teach and what students learn. It is also hoped that teachers will learn to construct items similar to these and develop the science process/inquiry skills among school children. The book costs P150.00.