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Formative Assessment

A Critical Look at What Formative Assessment Looks Like Now

Over the past decade, the ways that educators assess their students’ understanding of scientific concepts have transformed. We talked to experts about how assessment has changed, how to achieve authentic assessment, and what assessment will look like in the future.
K–12, College
March 2021
Chris Lazzaro has dedicated his career to STEM education and assessment. We spoke to him about the benefits of NGSS, the role software plays in assessment, and…
K–12, College
March 2021
It can be tough to know how best to approach formative assessment in the classroom. Education expert Page Keeley is here to help. She created…
K–12, College
March 2021
As a company composed primarily of former educators, we love to honor educators who are still doing the hard work of teaching. Each year, we partner with NSTA to…
K–12
March 2021
Jessica Holman, Professional Learning Facilitator at NSTA, discussed with us the ways in which educators can build authentic…
College
March 2021
In the laboratory, you can find moments for organic, natural assessment; in remote settings, assessment is trickier. The online environment Pivot Interactives gives you the tools to…
Software
The award-winning Vernier Graphical Analysis™ Pro app helps you enliven the remote classroom through real-time data sharing, sample experiments, and…
Celebrating Black History Month

Blazing New Paths In STEM

Black History Month traditionally celebrates the contributions and achievements by Black Americans throughout US history. In this issue of The Caliper, we are celebrating Black education leaders and trailblazers who are changing STEM education for the better—for the students of today and tomorrow.
K–12
February 2021
Media production has always been a passion for Desiree Bayonet. She has used this passion in various ways throughout her accomplished career…
K–12
February 2021
Sharon Delesbore started her career in coaching, then decided to step into the biology classroom in honor of the teacher that changed her life. As she worked her way into leadership roles, she noticed less and less diversity. She decided that she was going to change that…
K–12
February 2021
These Maryland students are the future of STEM. By asking crucial questions and applying what they’ve learned in the classroom, they’ve effected change and…
K–12, College
February 2021
Building a sustainable, equitable future: a conversation with the Oregon Alliance of Black School Educators.
College
February 2021
Dr. Shamaria Engram wanted to become an FBI agent, but she fell in love with computer engineering in undergrad. She went on to become the first Black woman to…
College
February 2021
Dr. Calvin Mackie, the first Black tenured engineering professor at Tulane University, understands the opportunity education offers historically underserved youth. He’s devoted his career…

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