ACCT

Assessing for Change in Chemical Thinking (ACCT) is an NSF-funded, research-practice partnership focused on fostering chemical thinking in middle school, high school, and undergraduate science classrooms using formative assessment strategies. ChemEd X has partnered with ACCT to disseminate the program materials, as it aligns with their mission of making digital chemistry teaching content and resources accessible. We encourage you to explore the ten session professional development series, (including facilitation guides, slides, and resources) once the research on them has been completed in May of 2022. In the meantime, the blog posts on formative assessments and the core program elements are accessible through the ChemEd X platform, free of charge. For inquiries, please contact ACCT at

Our collection here on ChemEd X includes:

Together with ChemEd X, we strive to empower teachers of chemistry to Xplore, Xtend, and Xperience.

Here you can read a description of the Structure-Property Relationships thread of the Chemical Thinking framework.

Here you can read a description of the Chemical Control thread of the Chemical Thinking framework.

Here you can read a description of the Benefits-Costs-Risks thread of the Chemical Thinking framework.

Check out some ACCT team members' blogs to learn more about Chemical Thinking.

Here you can learn about engaging in professional development with the ACCT team.

Here you can learn more about the ACCT project and the people involved.

Here you can read about current members of the ACCT team.

Here you can read about past members of the ACCT team.

Here you can read about the ACCT evaluation team.

Here you can read about the advisory board for the ACCT project