AAAS - Participate in Pilot Testing of Energy Assessment Instruments


As part of a US Department of Education-funded project, AAAS Project 2061 is developing multiple-choice assessment instruments to measure students’ understanding of ideas about energy. We are currently recruiting teachers and professors willing to pilot test these instruments with their students in the winter of 2015-2016.

Students must be in 4th-12th grade or be undergraduate students.

The test may be administered online or in paper format.

The test should take no more than a single class period.

Registration deadline is December 4, 2015.

AAAS Project 2061 - Participate in an Online Cognitive Interview Study of High School Biology Students

This message is from AAAS Project 2061  --  This summer and fall (2015), AAAS Project 2061 will be conducting cognitive interviews with high school students to learn what they know about evolution and common ancestry. This will help AAAS develop NGSS-aligned assessment items that effectively measure student understanding of these topics. In order to gain a broad picture of what students know and how they think, AAAS plans to interview students across the country using online video communication software such as Skype. Would you be interested in helping AAAS?

AAAS "What we Know" Initiative Concerning Climate Change

From AAAS  --  Based on the evidence, more than 97% of climate experts have concluded that human-caused climate change is happening. What We Know helps us understand the science behind the realities, risks and response to the climate challenge.

Read the Backgrounder document to Get The Facts.  View the videos to Hear from Scientists (one is embedded below as an example).