How the ACCT research-practice collaboration works

Publications about how the ACCT research-practice collaboration works

The ACCT research-practice collaboration involves overlapping Communities of Practice (CoP) between Boston Public Schools teachers and UMass Boston researchers.  In their CoP, University researchers develop research instruments to investicate the Chemical Thinking Learning Progression.  In their CoP, teachers on the team develop formative assessments to inform their practice .  The two groups CoP overlap as the ACCT team where all parties develop learning activities and assessments to study their students' chemical thinking.  Relevant publications about this partnership are below.  Please feel free to  to request any papers that you are interested in reading if you are not able to obtain them from your library.


Szteinberg, G., Balicki, S., Banks, G., Clinchot, M., Cullipher, S., Huie, R., Lambertz, J., Lewis, R., Ngai, C., Weinrich, W., Talanquer, V., & Sevian, H. (2014). Collaborative professional development in chemistry education research: Bridging the gap between research and practice. Journal of Chemical Education, 91(9), 1401-1408.


Presentation at the Presidential Symposium on April 1, 2019, at NARST conference.

We are happy to share the results and products of our work. Please feel free to  to request any papers you are interested in reading, if you are not able to obtain them from your library.