2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

May 2011

This Just In…

Identifying Students’ Chemistry Misconceptions

The peer-reviewed online journal Chemistry Education Research and Practice has just published a new article by Project 2061 research associate Cari Herrmann-Abell and deputy director George DeBoer. Using Distractor-Driven Standards-Based Multiple-Choice Assessments and Rasch Modeling to Investigate Hierarchies of Chemistry Misconceptions and Detect Structural Problems with Individual Items focuses on a key aspect of Project 2061's assessment research and development effort funded by the National Science Foundation. Look for the full text of the article in the next issue of Project 2061 CONNECTIONS.

Founding of AAAS Project 2061 Commemorated by Carnegie Corporation of New York

Marking its 100th anniversary, the Carnegie Corporation of New York has produced a collection of vignettes that offer a glimpse at the institution’s accomplishments over nearly a century. Among the “Centennial Moments” being celebrated is Carnegie’s support for the founding of AAAS Project 2061 in 1985 as “an ambitious effort to recast pre-collegiate education in science, mathematics, and technology…” Read more.

High School Teacher Award Deadline Extended

FLASH! The deadline for submitting nominations for the AAAS Leadership in Science Education Prize for High School Teachers has just been extended! Honor the achievements and contributions of an outstanding high school science teacher in your school.

June 30, 2011, is the new deadline. Go to prize details, nomination forms, and application forms for more information.

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