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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Office of Testing and Assessment
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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.
Science Assessment mini cover Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards  (BOTA, BOSE)

Assessments, understood as tools for tracking what and how well students have learned, play a critical role in the classroom. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards develops... Read more

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


This report considers various STEM-focused school models, highlights research on effective STEM education practices, and identifies conditions that promote school- and student-level success. Read more










Successful STEM EducationA Workshop Summary  (BOSE,BOTA)

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 TallyApproaches to Assessing Technological Literacy  

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)

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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