Talking Science Assessment at NSTA

New Meridian Science Director Chris Lazzaro will discuss how to manage science assessment in today’s challenging environment at the National Science Teaching Association’s conference in May

Science Leaders Speak

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New Meridian’s webinar, The Unique Challenges of Science Education in a Post-Pandemic World

The Very Best Case for Science Education

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Last month was a big one for those of us who watch science education closely. In a matter of days, scores from two international science benchmarks, the PISA and TIMSS exams, were released. The results were mixed with cause for both optimism and concern, but both tests remind us of one very important truth: science […]

The Unique Challenges of Science Education in a Post-Pandemic World

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Despite challenging conditions brought about by the pandemic, states continue their efforts to implement three-dimensional science standards—and it’s no simple task. Many states have spent years bringing standards into alignment, developing curricula, training teachers and creating assessments, and there’s still more work ahead. Now, that work must carry on in an environment where priorities, funding […]

New Meridian Offers Framework to Review 3D Science Assessment Items

As part of its ongoing effort to provide states with high-quality science assessment tools, New Meridian is releasing a universal framework states can use to review and evaluate test items for science assessments. The New Meridian Framework for Quality Review of NGSS Science Assessment Items, based on well-known industry research, walks states through how to […]

Now More Than Ever, Science Education is Vital

Not long after the White House declared the pandemic a national emergency in March, hope could be found in laboratories all over the country. Operation Warp Speed brought government agencies and the nation’s top pharmaceutical companies together and provided billions of dollars for a massive push to develop a COVID-19 vaccine by January  of 2021. […]