Board on Science Education
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 

Welcome to the Board on Science Education! 

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BOSE Recent Reports 
STEM Integration in K-12 Education:
Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research

STEM Integration coverLThis report examines current efforts to connect the STEM disciplines in K–12 education. This report identifies and characterizes existing approaches to integrated STEM education, both in formal and after- and out-of-school settings. The report reviews the evidence for the impact of integrated approaches on various student outcomes, and it proposes a set of priority research questions to advance the understanding of integrated STEM education.

NEW: Video based on the report

More Information  |  Report Brief

Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards

Science Assessment coverLThis new report from the Board on Testing and Assessment and the Board on Science Education, describes the types of new assessments that will be needed to gauge student progress. The report recommends a systems approach, one that uses a range of assessments that complement one another to yield information that can guide decisions of teachers, policymakers and others.
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This report will be featured in a Presidential Session at the upcoming AERA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

Sunday, April 6
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Convention Center/100 Level, 118C

Next Generation Science Standards

Marking the culmination of a three-year, multiphase process, a 26-state consortium has released the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a detailed description of the key scientific ideas and practices that all students should learn by the time they graduate from high school. The standards are based largely on the 2011 NRC A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Shepherded by the nonprofit educational organization Achieve Inc., the 26 lead states and a team of 40 writers used the framework as a foundation to develop internationally benchmarked science education standards. With the final release, all states can now discuss whether to voluntarily adopt the standards in their public schools.

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BOSE Upcoming Event
Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning

June 3-4, 2014
NAS Auditorium
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW

Out of School STEMThe workshop will identify the impacts of informal and afterschool STEM learning experiences and explore how school and out-of-school environments can build upon and support one another.

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Board on Science Education

10th Anniversary Celebration
June 9, 2014
NAS Lecture Room
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW

Board Meeting
June 10, 2014
NAS 125
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
BOSE Of Interest

NSTA National Conference
April 3-6
Boston, MA

This year's conference will explore ideas and practices that enhance teaching and learning as articulated in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The NGSS describes the science content and practices all K-12 students should learn and is based on a 2012 report from the Board on Science Education, A Framework for K-12 Science Education.

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