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Kuhlthau, Carol C., Leslie K. Maniotes and
Ann K. Caspari. 2012. Guided Inquiry Design:
A Framework for Inquiry in Your School
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BCPS K-12 Research Grades 5-8 Research Guide Grades 5-8 Research Glossary
Guided Inquiry Process Share Create Gather Open Explore Identify Immerse open

Evaluate achievement
of learning goals
Reflect on content
Reflect on process
About the Evaluate phase:

The Evaluate phase, which closes our research process, is essential. Although you may have noticed there have been forms of assessment throughout this research process, we also evaluate at the end so each of us can see if we've met our learning goals. Part of this process includes self-reflection. You'll be asked to reflect while the entire research process is fresh in your mind. This will help to reinforce the content you've learned, and it also establishes a good habit for learning how to learn through the inquiry process. You will see there are many tools and options for evaluation and self-reflection. The goal is to find an evaluation tool that relates well to your learner and helps you to grow as a researcher.

Skills and Tools Skills
Reflection and self-assessment

Understanding rubrics
Teaching Resources:

Teacher's Guide to the EVALUATE Step

Example EVALUATE Session Plan

Culmination Conversation Agenda

Culmination Conversation Agenda Target Group

Session Plan Template

Why should a teacher use a rubric?

Kathy Shrock’s guide to rubrics