2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

May/June 2006

In this issue

I. In Honor of Andrew Ahlgren
Project 2061 has been celebrating the life and work of Dr. Andrew "Chick" Ahlgren through recollections of his profound and original contributions to science education. Read more.

II. No Easy Answers for Middle School Science Assessment
Project 2061’s development of high-quality multiple-choice assessment items raises key questions about how to achieve precise content alignment while also attending to the cognitive abilities of students. Learn more.

III. New Collaboration to Promote Coherence
The center for Technology Enhanced Learning in Science (TELS) and the Project 2061-led Center for Curriculum Materials in Science (CCMS) are bringing together their work on how to design instruction that leads to students' coherent understanding of science and takes full advantage of technology. Learn more.

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