21st Century Science Assessment: The Future Is Now – Executive Summary


Pellegrino, J. W. (2016). 21st Century science assessment: The future is now. education, 1, 859-2000.


SRI Education recruited three education policy experts to contributed concept papers that explore the research and policy implications of the STEM indicators system. Together, these papers can guide policymakers, researchers, and educators through the potential implications and implementation of the STEM education indicator system. In this paper, 21st Century Science Assessment: The Future is Now, Jim Pellegrino of the University of Illinois at Chicago presents a vision for a balanced and coordinated system of STEM assessments that work together, and with curriculum and instruction, to promote effective science teaching and learning. Such a system would consist of assessments designed to support classroom instruction, assessments designed to monitor science learning on a broader scale, and indicators designed to track opportunity to learn. The full concept paper is also available.

For more on the STEM Education indicators, refer to the Developing a K-12 STEM Education Indicator System page.

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