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Published in 2014
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...
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Published in 1991
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. 
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2000
It is generally accepted that children have their own understanding of how the world works prior to receiving formal science instruction. Much research has been done to determine students' misconceptions related to the physical sciences; less has been done to understand children's ideas in the earth...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2002
The Report of 2000 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education details the results of a survey of 5,765 science and mathematics teachers in schools across the United States. Areas addressed include: teacher backgrounds and beliefs, teachers as professionals, science and mathematics courses,...
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Published in 2003
This report summarizes findings from observations of and interviews with 364 science and mathematics teachers in schools across the United States. Areas addressed include: how science and mathematics are portrayed, the intellectual engagement of students in lessons, the accuracy of science and...
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Published in 2013
Professional Development for Mathematics and Science Teachers: Findings from a decade of Local Systemic Change (LSC) Projects presents major findings from a 10-year, large scale study of 75,000 mathematics and science teachers who participated in 88 LSC projects, with support from the National...
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Published in 2010
This report summarizes the activities and findings of Horizon Research, Inc. (HRI) in its external evaluation of the Science: It’s Elementary (SIE) program in the period July 2009 through June 2010.
Grade Level   3 4 5 6
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Published in 2009
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 outlined in...
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Published in 2013
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, and...
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Published in 2016
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 confidence...
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Published in 2016
This study from ED's Institute of Education Sciences What Works Clearinghouse examined whether students who read stories about the personal or intellectual struggles of famous scientists has higher science grades than students who read only about the scientists's achievements. The study authors...
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Perspectives of Science and Education is a peer-reviewed international scientific electronic journal published six times a year.
Grade Level   12
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Published in 2009
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 universities....
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Published in 2016
Science and Engineering Indicators is the premier source of information on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. Learn more about important topics, including education; workforce; national and international R&D trends; academic R&D; industry, technology, and the global...
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Published in 2002
The Status of Elementary Mathematics Teaching is one of a series of reports based on data from the 2000 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education, a survey of 5-765 science and mathematics teachers in schools across the United States. Areas addressed include: teacher backgrounds and...
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Published in 2008
This report lists misconceptions on: science itself; earth's setting; earth's structure; plate tectonics; earthquakes; mineral and rock terms; volcanoes; paleomagnetism; ocean systems; river systems; deserts; groundwater and karst systems; glacial systems; climate; and greenhouse warming.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2006
This report lists common misconceptions about solar-terrestrial physics. The misconception is given along with a detailled description of the correct processes.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2013
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.
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Published in 2007
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;...
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Published in 2008
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 yearly...
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