Conference paper on articulating citizen scientist’s skills

Embedded assessment (EA) is particularly well-suited for evaluating citizen science volunteers’ proficiency of science inquiry skills; however they remain uncommon in informal education. With funding from NSF, our team is examining processes to streamline EA development by building on existing data validation procedures within five citizen science projects. In this conference paper, we focus on the critical first step of supporting citizen science project leaders in identifying appropriate skills that are important, relevant, accessible, and potentially hiding in plain sight in their existing data