Welcome to the AAAS Project 2061 Science Assessment Website

NGSS and Science Assessment Featured in AAAS Workshops for 2014

Join us next year to advance your professional development in key areas of science education:

Understanding and Using Next Generation Science Learning Goals

Developing and Using Assessments Aligned to Science Learning Goals

Visit our workshop page for more details.

The assessment items on this website are the result of more than a decade of research and development by Project 2061, a long-term science education reform initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Here you will find free access to more than 600 items. The items:

This website also includes:

Intended primarily for teachers, these assessment items and resources will also be useful to education researchers, test developers, and anyone who is interested in the performance of middle and high school students in science.


View key ideas, items, and misconceptions by browsing the topics.

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