Modeling-Oriented Assessment in K-12 Science Education: A synthesis of research from 1980 to 2013 and new directions

  title={Modeling-Oriented Assessment in K-12 Science Education: A synthesis of research from 1980 to 2013 and new directions},
  author={Bahadir Namdar and Ji Shen},
  journal={International Journal of Science Education},
  pages={1023 - 993}
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