ATLAST created and is disseminating instruments that assess:
- student learning
- student opportunity to learn
- teacher science content knowledge
Three sets of instruments were developed, one for each of three science content areas at the middle grades (6-8) level:
- flow of matter and energy in living systems
- force and motion
- plate tectonics
In addition, ATLAST created a questionnaire to assess teacher views of effective science instruction, as well as several “spinoff” products.
ATLAST was funded as an MSP RETA by the National Science Foundation under grant no. DUE-0335328 and conducted by Horizon Research, Inc.. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.