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The Science and Ethics of HIV Vaccine Research – Lesson Six: Culminating Assessments

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Description This is the sixth lesson in the six-lesson curriculum “The Science and Ethics of HIV Vaccine Research,” developed by NWABR. In this lesson, three different culminating assessments are offered. The first option is an individual essay, in which students combine the paragraphs they have written for homework over the course of the unit into one essay. Two handouts accompany the individual essay option: a framework for the student to use in writing his or her essay, and a grading rubric for both teachers and students to use. In the second assessment option, students complete a ‘Research Proposal’ in small groups, and present the proposal to an Institutional Review Board (IRB) – either their classmates or other reviewers. The IRB will recommend the best proposal using the criteria for evaluation. Two handouts accompany the research proposal option: a guide to help student groups create a fundable research proposal, and a presentation/grading rubric for both teachers and students to use. The third assessment option, working either individually or as a group, students review a mock research proposal seeking to gain IRB approval. The IRB evaluates whether or not the research proposed should proceed. Four handouts accompany the mock IRB approval option: a guide with questions to help students review the provided research proposal; a mock research proposal; a grading rubric for both teachers and students to use, and an answer key for assessing student responses to the questions posed to help students review the provided research proposal.
Type of Resource Assessment: exam with answer key
Format Portable Document Format - PDF
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Jeanne Chowning, Northwest Assocation for Biomedical Research
Joan Griswold, Northwest Association for Biomedical Research
Elise Cooksley, Two Rivers School
Kirk Einspahr, Chelan High School
Shawna Hodge, Auburn Riverside High School
Laurie Odegaard, Moses Lake High School
Linda Peterson, Woodmore Elementary
Mark Windschitl, University of Washington
Development Date January 1, 2008
Grade/Age Levels High School lower division (Grades 9-10)
High School upper division (Grades 11-12)
Undergraduate lower division (Grades 13-14)
National Science
Educational Standards
Behavior of organisms (9-12), Evidence, models, and explanation (K-12), Form and function (K-12), Natural and human-induced hazards (9-12), Nature of scientific knowledge (9-12), Personal and community health (9-12), Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges (9-12), Science as a human endeavor (K-12), The cell (9-12), Understanding about science and technology (K-12), Understandings about scientific inquiry (K-12)
Learning Time <=1 hour
Language English
Type of Review Reviewed by Partner Organization
Review Date April 29, 2013
Funding Source NIH-SEPA Program
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