Our research builds on and extends work in the learning sciences and in science education more generally," says Liu, one of the CBAL team members who created the content for the website.
We aim to provide a model of how to develop an assessment system that can satisfy the of, for, and as learning purposes that are the essence of all CBAL work.
He and Liu are part of a CBAL team that also includes assessment developers with deep science content knowledge, research assistants and associates, project managers and psychometricians.
Through ETS's CBAL research program, the conceptual foundation has been laid for an integrated system in which summative assessments, formative assessments and teacher professional support work together to encourage and enhance effective teaching and learning.
The CBAL system model is conceived as an educational intervention," says Deane.