STEM Canvas Course: Crafting Three-Dimensional Formative Assessment Items

Students taking an assessment

Now available!



Participants build their 3D assessment design capacity by following a step-by-step process using supporting tools to design formative assessment items—before piloting them in their classrooms. The approaches learned in this course can be used with any science curricula, at any grade level, and across all domains of science and engineering.

The design for this course was adapted from the Advancing Coherent and Equitable Systems of Science Education: Resource D developed by Phil Bell and Deb Morrison.  (Links to an external site.)

Funding for this Canvas Course was made possible with the Washington State Climate Science Proviso.


  • Scott Killough


Dates and times: This on-demand course is available until June 24, 2022.

Location: Zoom

Cost: FREE