Project 2061 Assessment

Assessment of academic performance is a major influence on the lives of children and on every level of the educational system. Aligning tests with the specific ideas and skills we expect students to learn is vital, but what does alignment really mean? With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Project 2061 is developing strategies and tools for evaluating the alignment of K–12 assessments in science and mathematics with national and state standards and benchmarks.