Publications by AAAS Project 2061 staff related to assessment

DeBoer, G. (2005). Standard-izing test items. Science Scope, 28(4) 10-11.

DeBoer, G. E., Herrmann-Abell, C. F., Gogos, A., Michiels, A., Regan, T. & Wilson, P. (2008). Assessment linked to science learning goals: Probing student thinking through assessment. In J. Coffey, R. Douglas, & C. Stearns (Eds.). Assessing student learning: Perspectives from research and practice (pp. 231-252). Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.

DeBoer, G. E., Lee, H. S. & Husic, F. (2008). Assessing integrated understanding of science. In Y. Kali, M. C. Linn & J. E. Roseman (Eds.). Coherent science education: Implications for curriculum, instruction, and policy (pp.153-182). New York: Columbia University Teachers College Press.

Herrmann Abell, C.F. & DeBoer, G. E. Using distractor-driven standards-based multiple-choice assessments and Rasch modeling to investigate hierarchies of chemistry misconceptions and detect structural problems with individual items. Chemical Education Research and Practice, 12 (2011) (pp. 184–192).

Stern, L., & Ahlgren, A. (2002). Analysis of students' assessments in middle school curriculum materials: Aiming precisely at benchmarks and standards. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 39(9), 889–910.

Stern, L., & Roseman, J. R. (2006). Improving the alignment of curriculum and assessment to national science standards, In D. W. Sunal & E. L. Wright (Series Eds.). Research in science education: Vol. 2. The impact of state and national standards on K–12 science teaching (pp. 301–324). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Presentations by AAAS Project 2061 staff related to assessment

2011

Herrmann Abell, C.F. (2011, September). Getting at Effective Assessment Aligned to Science Learning Goals, National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Brown Bag Webinar.

Herrmann Abell, C.F. & DeBoer, G.E. (2011, April). Investigating Students’ Understanding of Energy Transformation, Energy Transfer, and Conservation of Energy Using Standards-Based Assessment Items, The National Association for Research in Science (NARST) Teaching Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Flanagan, J.C., & Roseman, J.E. (2011, April). Assessing middle and high school students' understanding of evolution with standards-based items. Proceedings of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Herrmann Abell, C.F. (2011, March). Developing and Using Assessments Aligned to Science Learning Goals and An Introduction to Project 2061’s Science Assessment Resources, Howard County Public School System Spring Professional Development Day, Clarksville, MD.

2010

Herrmann-Abell, C. F., & DeBoer, G. E. (2010, August). Investigating students’ ideas about chemistry using standards-based assessment item. Paper presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE), Denton, TX.

Willard, T., & Roseman, J. E. (2010, March). Probing students' ideas about models using standards-based assessment items. Paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Wertheim, J. A., & DeBoer, G. E. (2010, March). Using content-aligned assessments to probe middle school students' understanding of fundamental concepts for weather and climate. Paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Molina, F., DeBoer, G. E., Herrmann-Abell, C. F., & Sweeney, B. (2010, March). A system for high-throughput capture of assessment data from pilot tests. Paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Herrmann-Abell, C. F., & DeBoer, G. E. (2010, March). Probing middle and high school students' understanding of energy transformation, energy transfer, and conservation of energy using content-aligned assessment items. Paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

DeBoer, G. E., Herrmann-Abell, C. F., & Wertheim, J. A. (2010, March). Testing the validity of an approach for developing high quality assessment items in middle school science. Paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Herrmann-Abell, C. F., & DeBoer, G. E. (2010, February). Uncovering middle and high school students' understanding of the forms of energy. Paper presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting, Washington, DC.

Herrmann-Abell, C. F., & DeBoer, G. E. (2010, February). Uncovering high school students' ideas about energy. Paper presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting, Washington, DC.

2009

Wertheim, J. A., & DeBoer, G. E. (2009, December). Using content-aligned assessments to find gaps in understanding of fundamental concepts for weather and climate. Presentation at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Herrmann-Abell, C. F., DeBoer, G. E. & Roseman, J. E. (2009). Using Rasch modeling to analyze standards-based assessment items aligned to middle school chemistry ideas. Poster presented at the National Science Foundation Discovery Research-K12 (DR-K12) Program Principal Investigators Meeting, Washington, DC.

Herrmann-Abell, C. F. & DeBoer, G. E. (2009, April). Using content-aligned assessment to probe middle school students’ understanding of ideas about energy. Paper presented at the 2009 National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Conference, Garden Grove, CA.

Herrmann-Abell, C. F. (2009, Fall). Assessment and instruction aligned to science content standards or ‘keeping an ion the learning goal’. Presentation at the Fall Scientific Meeting of the Midland Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS), University Center, MI.

Herrmann-Abell, C. F. (2009). Assessing science literacy. AAAS Project 2061 Workshop for Japanese Educators, Washington, DC.

Herrmann-Abell, C. F. (2009). Aligning science assessment items to content standards. Presentation at the Fairfax County Public Schools Secondary Science Professional Development Institute, Alexandria, VA.

DeBoer, G. E. & Herrmann-Abell, C. F. (2009). Assessment of middle school students' understanding of ideas in chemistry. AAAS Project 2061 Workshop for Educators from the Shanghai Association for Science and Technology (SAST), Washington, DC.

DeBoer, G. E. & Herrmann-Abell, C. F. (2009). Assessment development workshop. University of Michigan School of Education, Ann Arbor, MI.

DeBoer, G. E., Herrmann-Abell, C. F., Wertheim, J. A., & Roseman, J. E. (2009, April). Assessment linked to middle school science learning goals: A report on field test results for four middle school science topics. Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Conference, Garden Grove, CA.

DeBoer, G. E. (2009). Some comments on the current state of science assessment in the U.S. Presentation at the Meeting of AAAS Senior Scientists and Engineers, Washington, DC.

DeBoer, G. E. (2009, Fall). The role of content standards in U.S. Science education. Paper presented at the Shanghai International Forum on Science Literacy for Precollege Students, Shanghai, China.

DeBoer, G. E. (2009, February). Some comments on the current state of science assessment in the U.S. Presentation at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting, Chicago, IL.

2008

DeBoer, G. E. (2008, November). Some comments on the current state of science assessment in the U.S. Presentation at the Principled Assessment Designs for Inquiry (PADI) Science Assessment Forum, Washington, DC.

Lennon, K., & DeBoer, G. E. (2008, March-April). Probing middle school students’ understanding of ideas about interdependence in living systems through content-aligned assessment. Paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Herrmann-Abell, C. F., DeBoer, G. E., & Roseman, J. E. (2008). Building a collection of standards-based assessment items for middle school science. Poster presented at the National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12 (DR-K12) Program Principal Investigators Meeting. Washington, DC.

Herrmann-Abell, C. F. & DeBoer, G. E. (2008, March-April). An analysis of field test results for assessment items aligned to the middle school topic of atoms, molecules, and states of matter. Paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Dubois, N., & DeBoer, G. E. (2008, March-April). Probing middle school students’ understanding of ideas about matter transformations in living systems through content-aligned assessment. Paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

DeBoer, G. E., Dubois, N., Herrmann-Abell, C., F. & Lennon, K. (2008, March-April). Assessment linked to middle school science learning goals: Using pilot testing in item development. Paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

DeBoer, G. E., Herrmann-Abell, C. F., & Dubois, N. (2008). Developing assessment items aligned to middle school science ideas: Examples from chemical reactions and photosynthesis. Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference, Boston, MA.

DeBoer, G. E., Dubois, N., & Herrmann-Abell, C. F. (2008, March). Assessment linked to middle school science learning goals: using pilot testing in item development. Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference, Boston, MA.

2007

Herrmann-Abell, C. F., & DeBoer, G. E. (2007, July). Probing middle school students’ knowledge of thermal expansion and contraction through content-aligned assessment. Poster presented at the Knowledge Sharing Institute (KSI) of the Center for Curriculum Materials in Science (CCMS), Washington, DC.

DeBoer, G. E. (2007, Fall). Promoting standards-based assessment and instruction. Paper presented at the Shanghai International Forum on Science Literacy of Precollege Students, Shanghai, China.

Gogos, A., & DeBoer, G. E. (2007, July). Assessing students’ understanding of controlling variables. Poster presented at the Knowledge Sharing Institute of the Center for Curriculum Materials in Science (CCMS), Washington, DC.

DeBoer, G. E. (2007, July). Developing assessment items aligned to middle school science learning goals. Paper presented at the Knowledge Sharing Institute (KSI) of the Center for Curriculum Materials in Science (CCMS), Washington, DC.

DeBoer, G. E. (2007, Spring). Assessment and instruction aligned to science content standards. Presentation at the Association of American Publishers Summit on Math and Science Education, Arlington, VA.

Wilson, P., & DeBoer, G. E. (2007, April). Determining the appropriateness of terminology in content-aligned assessments for middle school students: Examples from plate tectonics. Paper and poster presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), New Orleans, LA.

Herrmann-Abell, C. F., & DeBoer, G. E. (2007, April). Probing middle school students' knowledge of thermal expansion and contraction through content-aligned assessment. Paper and poster presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), New Orleans, LA.

Gogos, A., & DeBoer, G. E. (2007, April). Assessing students' understanding of controlling variables. Paper and poster presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), New Orleans, LA.

DeBoer, G. E., Herrmann-Abell, C. F., & Gogos, A. (2007, April). Assessment linked to science learning goals: Probing student thinking during item development. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), New Orleans, LA.

Regan, T., Sweeney, B., Willard, T., & DeBoer, G. E. (2007, January). Representations of force and motion concepts at the middle level.” Poster presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Regan, T. & DeBoer, G. E. (2007, January). Modification of multiple-choice assessment items based on student feedback. Poster presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting, Seattle, WA.

2006

Regan, T., Sweeney, B., Williard, T., & DeBoer, G. E. (2006, July). Representations of force and motion concepts at the middle level. Poster presented at the Knowledge Sharing Institute (KSI) of the Center for Curriculum Materials in Science (CCMS), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Regan, T. (2006, July). Using student data to inform force and motion. Presentation at the Knowledge Sharing Institute (KSI) of the Center for Curriculum Materials in Science (CCMS), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Herrmann-Abell, C. F. (2006, July). Project 2061: Student assessment: The effect of temperature on atoms. Presentation at the Knowledge Sharing Institute (KSI) of the Center for Curriculum Materials in Science (CCMS), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Herrmann-Abell, C. F., DeBoer, G. E. & Roseman, J. E. (2006, July). “Unpacking” chemistry benchmarks for precise alignment of assessment items. Poster presented at the Knowledge Sharing Institute (KSI) of the Center for Curriculum Materials in Science (CCMS), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

DeBoer, G. E., Gogos, A., Herrmann-Abell, C. F., Lennon, K., Michiels, A., Regan, T., Roseman, J. E., & Wilson, P. (2006, July). Aligning science assessment items to content standards. Presentation at the Knowledge Sharing Institute (KSI) of the Center for Curriculum Materials in Science (CCMS), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

DeBoer, G. E. (2006). Aligning science assessments to content standards. Paper presented at Maryland Assessment Group Conference on Assessment in Education: The Expanding Role, Ocean City, MD.

DeBoer, G. E. (2006, April). Aligning science assessment items to content standards. Paper presented at 6th Annual Leadership Initiative in Science Education of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.

Willard, T. (2006, April). Aligning science assessment items to content standards. Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference on Assessment, Anaheim, CA.

DeBoer, G. E. (2006, April). Aligning science assessment items to content standards. Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Herrmann-Abell, C. F., DeBoer, G. E. & Roseman, J. E. (2006, February). Unpacking' chemistry benchmarks for precise alignment of assessment items. Poster presented at the National Science Foundation (NSF) Centers for Learning and Teaching (CLT) Principal Investigators Meeting, Washington, DC.

DeBoer, G. E., Roseman, J. E., Gogos, A., Herrmann-Abell, C. F., Michiels, A., Regan, T., Willard, T. and Wilson, P. (2006, February). Pilot testing assessment items: How student feedback informs the development of assessment items aligned to content standards. Poster presented at the NSF Instructional Materials Development (IMD) Principal Investigators Meeting, Washington, DC.

2005

DeBoer, G. E. (2005, December). Aligning science assessment items to content standards. Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Southern Area Conference, Nashville, TN.

DeBoer, G. E. (2005, November). AAAS Project 2061 assessment item review: Benchmarks, key ideas, clarifications, and student misconceptions—nature of science. Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Assessment Conference, Chicago, IL.

DeBoer, G. E. & Ache, P. (2005, April). Aligning assessment to content standards: Applying the Project 2061 analysis procedure to assessment items in school mathematics. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada

DeBoer, G. E. (2005, April). Aligning student assessment to state and national content standards. Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Convention, Dallas, TX.