ASSIST-ME is a high level research project that investigates formative and summative assessment methods to support and to improve inquiry-based approaches in European science, technology and mathematics education.
ASSIST-ME is an abbreviation for Assess Inquiry in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education.
Based on an analysis of what is known about summative and formative assessment of knowledge, skills and attitudes, the project will design a range of combined assessment methods. These methods will be tested in primary and secondary schools in different educational cultures and contexts in Europe.
The resulting synthesis of opportunities and restrictions for implementing an assessment culture using both formative and summative approaches will be evaluated and discussed in order to formulate guidelines and recommendations for policy makers, curriculum developers, teacher trainers, and other stakeholders in the different European educational systems.