IU receives $1.3 million grant to develop student learning assessments for secondary school science

School of Education researchers will study and validate tests designed to measure student learning in science classes.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Researchers from the School of Education have been awarded over $1.3 million to study and validate tests that are designed to measure student learning in middle and high school science classes.

The grant, through the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education, will help researchers develop assessments to align student performance with the Next Generation Science Standards.

"In addition, the learning progressions that we will develop as part of this project will help provide learning targets of what increasingly sophisticated performance looks like in thinking about systems and structure and function," IU professor Cindy Hmelo-Silver said. "That allows teachers to understand where their students are along a path from low-level understanding toward more sophisticated target understanding."

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