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BP 2009 Workshop teachers in an activity
2010, National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Fewer American students than ever are graduating from college with math and science degrees, and there is a shortage of K-12 teachers in STEM fields. In this paper, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) shows that the problem is deeper still. The U.S. suffers not only because of the...

Redoubt Volcano
1991, The Science Teacher
Resource Type: Education Reports

The following list of Earth science misconceptions, compiled from surveys and misconception research, may provide a starting point for discovering and contending with student misconceptions. 

Students taking water samples during field work
North American Association for Environmental education (NAAEE)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Experts at Stanford University systematically searched the academic literature and analyzed 119 peer-reviewed studies published over a 20-year period that measured the impacts of environmental education for K-12 students. The review found clear evidence that environmental education programs...

World map with ice caps
2013, National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This report provides a detailed and up-to-date lay of the land on teacher evaluation policies across the 50 states and DCPS. It also offers a more in-depth look at the states with the most ambitious teacher evaluation systems, including their efforts to connect teacher evaluation to other policy...

EIT Image of the Sun
2006, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This report lists common misconceptions about solar-terrestrial physics. The misconception is given along with a detailled description of the correct processes. 

Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
2013, American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Education Reports

The report includes statistics on the presence of the Earth and Space sciences in: national and state science education standards; high school graduation requirements; high stakes science assessments; college admission requirements; and the Advanced Placement program. The Center report will...

Inspecting engineering plans for a stream in Alaska
2013, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Resource Type: Education Reports

A new report from the Board on Testing and Assessment and the Board on Science Education, Assessment and the Next Generation Science Standards, describes the types of new assessments that will be needed to gauge student progress. The committee recommends a systems approach, one that uses a range...

Hubble telescope image of Galaxy NGC 3310
2013, Michael E. Wysession via NSTA's K-12 Journal
Resource Type: Education Reports

This article describes the implementation of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how they will be used to further education in earth sciences. 

Arctic Ocean world view, satellite imagery
2013, United States Department of Education (ED)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Mapping the Nation is an interactive map that pulls together demographic, economic, and education indicators—nearly one million data points—to show that the United States is a truly global nation.

Students test water samples
2016, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This Data Point uses data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009, collected in 2009 when students were high school freshmen, and in 2012, when most students were in their junior year of high school. The study has an overarching STEM focus, and included student self-assessment of...

BP 2009 Workshop teachers in an activity
2010, American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Education Reports

At the invitation of the American Geological Institute (AGI), representatives of AGI member societies and key partners gathered for the first Earth System Science Education Summit in Houston in February 2010. The following report summarizes the origins of the meeting, major discussions that took...

Volcanologists monitoring Mt. St. Helens
2014, National Research Council (NRC)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This report presents a summary of the presentations and discussions from the workshop. The chapters do not directly follow the order of the sessions. Instead, the presentations and discussions at the workshop are grouped by topic. Chapter 1 addresses the rationale for the workshop. Chapter 2...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
2007, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This Statistics in Brief uses data from five administrations of the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) to examine the distribution of weekly instructional hours by regular, full-time first- through fourth-grade teachers of self-contained classrooms in four subjects: English/reading/language arts...

Cover of K-5 Report
2015, American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Education Reports

As part of our effort to enhance geosciences education awareness, the American Geosciences Institute collects science education data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and summarizes the data into reports at the elementary and secondary levels. The data and reports are available...

North American crustal plates and earthquake epicenters
2013, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This website has the key indicators of the condition of education in the United States. These indicators summarize important developments and trends using the latest statistics and are updated as data become available. A Congressionally mandated annual report on these indicators is provided to...

Scientists surveying soil information
2008, United States Department of Education (ED)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Six years after No Child Left Behind's passage, we have collected more data than ever before about the academic performance of our students and schools. See data on how we're doing as a nation -- student achievement in reading and math, high school graduation rates, schools making adequate...

Students studying soils
2013, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

The primary purpose of the Digest of Education Statistics is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private,...

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
2008, The Elementary School Journal
Resource Type: Education Reports

Given that previous findings on the social distribution of the effects of small classes have been mixed and inconclusive, in the present study I attempted to shed light on the mechanism through which small classes affect the achievement of low- and high-achieving students. I used data from a 4-...

Students test water samples
2010, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

These reports present the number and percentage of students dropping out and completing public school (among states that reported dropouts and completers).

Seismogrph monitoring
2011, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This edition of Projections of Education Statistics provides projections for key education statistics, including enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary public and private schools, as well as enrollment and degrees conferred at postsecondary degree-granting...

Dunkleosteus head on display at a Canadian museum
2010, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

This report updates two previous reports: Trends in the Use of School Choice: 1993 to 1999 (Bielick and Chapman 2003) and Trends in the Use of School Choice: 1993 to 2003 (Tice et al. 2006). Using data from the National Household Education Survey (NHES) of the U.S. Department of Education's...

BP 2009 Workshop teachers in an activity
2012, United States Chamber of Commerce
Resource Type: Education Reports

American colleges and universities have long been viewed as the best in the world. Compared with other countries, the United States stands near the top in its nationwide percentage of college-educated adults. Our research universities dominate international rankings. Talented scholars and...

Students studying soils
2009, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Resource Type: Education Reports

Project 2061's benchmarks are statements of what all students should know or be able to do in science, mathematics, and technology by the end of grades 2, 5, 8, and 12. The grade demarcations suggest reasonable checkpoints for estimating student progress toward the science literacy goals...

BP 2009 Workshop teachers in an activity
2011, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Resource Type: Education Reports

The results of the NAEP science assessment present a broad view of what our nation's students know and can do in science. The assessment is designed to measure students' knowledge and abilities in the areas of physical science, life science, and Earth and space science. Results of the 2015...

Students taking water samples during field work
2009, Science Education
Resource Type: Education Reports

This study relates the performance of college students in introductory science courses to the amount of content covered in their high school science courses. The sample includes 8310 students in introductory biology, chemistry, or physics courses in 55 randomly chosen U.S. colleges and...

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