American Chemical Society

Division of Chemical Education Examinations Institute

General Message/Update

The Exams Institute is currently trial testing three different exams that would work for the end of the second semester of general chemistry. The three tests are (1) the full-year exam with 70 items; (2) the standard second term exam, also with 70 items; and (3) the second term portion of the general chemistry conceptual exam, with 40 items. Please contact us if you are interested in trial testing an ACS Exam.


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From Our Blog - currently a mock-up, please do not navigate from within the blog mockup

Blog Entry #1: Reprise of Article for DivCHED Newsletter

One key challenge facing the Exams Institute these days is the changing demands that instructors face in terms of assessment. In some sense, as chemistry teachers increasingly find themselves expected to participate in departmental level assessment efforts, the way they view the testing of student learning starts to change. Within such a dynamic educational environment,... Read more »
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