2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

January 2010

In this issue

I. Learning from Wrong Answers
Project 2061 researchers are using Rasch modeling to analyze students’ responses to standards-based assessment items. The analysis is providing a clearer picture of how students think about particular science ideas. Read the full story.

II. Shanghai Forum Advances Project 2061-SAST Collaboration
With his visit to Shanghai this fall, deputy director George DeBoer continued Project 2061’s productive collaboration with Chinese science educators. Read more.

III. This Just In…
Get the latest information on Project 2061 events, workshops, and news for the science education community. Upcoming Atlas workshops and the 2010 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego top this issue’s announcements.

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