Dr. Carlos started his professional career as a fuel alcohol chemist with the United Energy Corporation. He then taught science and math in California Public schools for 10 years. He served as a school principal of a bilingual whole language elementary school. He completed his graduate work with Dr. Richard Shavelson at Stanford University in 2002
This project implemented a facets-of-thinking perspective to design tools and practices to improve high school chemistry teachers' formative assessment practices. Goals are to identify and develop clusters of facets related to key chemistry concepts; develop assessment items; enhance the assessment system for administering items, reporting results, and providing teacher resource materials; develop teacher professional development and resource materials; and examine whether student learning in chemistry improves in classes that incorporate a facet-based assessment system.