Science Interim Assessment

Pilot Schools

Pilot Overview

CenterPoint is beginning the design of high-quality interim assessments aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and the Open Sci Ed curriculum. We will be working with some brilliant partners, including the Lawrence Hall of Science, Learning Policy Institute, and Open Sci Ed with funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Walton Family Foundation.

The CenterPoint science interim assessments are aligned to OpenSciEd middle school curricula and will provide curriculum-aligned science interim assessments with which students interact three times a year. Each interim assessment occasion will take approximately one class period to complete. During the 2023-2024 school year, the interims will be administered in a paper/pencil format to ensure equitable access. The addition of a digital administration option will be available in the 2024-2025 school year. An innovative asset-based reporting system is being developed to provide teachers with instructionally relevant information that they can apply to their practice immediately. The program is built for different needs of teachers, students, and districts in addition to developing a co-design model for those districts interested. Professional learning supports will be developed using a research practice partnership model.  From paper and pencil to digital formats is in year 2. Those interested in learning more about the opportunities to pilot the OpenSciEd-aligned interim assessments in the 2023-2024 school year can express their interest by filling out the form in the next section of this webspage. If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Science Assessments,  Dr. TJ Heck ( or 843-364-5054.

Science Interim Assessment Design Innovation

Multi-part Interim Design

Asset-based Reporting

Educative Assessment PL

Interested in hearing more?

If you are interested in hearing more about pilot schools, or considering partnering with us, please complete the pilot school interest form.

Pilot School Interest Form