In this issue
I. New Grant to Develop Energy Assessments
Project 2061 has been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop tests that monitor K-12 students’ progress in their understanding of key ideas about energy. Read more.
II. Getting Middle Schoolers Ready for High School Biology
Pilot tests of a new four-week biochemistry curriculum unit are showing some promising results. Read more.
III. Green Schools Curriculum Project Launched
A multidisciplinary team of experts is helping Project 2061 explore green schools as a context for mathematics and science learning. Read more.
IV. Science Education Around the World
In a special issue of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, an article by Project 2061 deputy director George DeBoer considers the role of science education in global citizenship. Read more.
V. This Just In…
In this issue's announcements: Assessment workshop schedule for 2012; Project 2061 presentations at NARST, NSELA, and NSTA; NSDL workshops and webinars; and the release of new Weather & Climate test items.