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Testing Policy

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Science Assessment

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Science Assessment
Achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is a prime concern at the state and federal levels. With looks at successful approaches to STEM education and exploration of ways testing can support improvements in instruction and achievement, our work complements numerous other NRC reports on STEM learning, and its new framework for K-12 science education.

 

Ongoing Projects

 

Developing Assessment of Science Proficiency in K-12

 

The committee will make recommendations for strategies for developing assessments that validly measure student proficiency in science as laid out in the new K-12 science education framework.

 

Published Reports

Successful K-12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics  (BOSE,BOTA)
2011

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are cultural achievements that reflect our humanity, power our economy, and constitute fundamental aspects of our lives as citizens, consumers,... Read more


Successful STEM Education: A Workshop Summary  (BOSE,BOTA)
2011

What students learn about the science disciplines, technology, engineering, and mathematics during their K-12 schooling shapes their intellectual development, opportunities for future study and work,... Read more


Tech Tally: Approaches to Assessing Technological Literacy  (NAE)
2006

In a broad sense, technology is any modification of the natural world made to fulfill human needs or desires. Although people tend to focus on the most recent technological inventions, technology... Read more


Systems for State Science Assessment  (BOTA,BOSE)
2005

In response to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), Systems for State Science Assessment explores the ideas and tools that are needed to assess science learning at the state level. This book... Read more


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