ERIC Number: ED390684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Tracking Student Achievement in Science and Math: The Promise of State Assessment Programs. CPRE Policy Briefs.
Consortium for Policy Research in Education, New Brunswick, NJ.
The National Science Foundation is investing millions of dollars in efforts to improve math, science, and technology education through its Statewide Systemic Initiatives (SSI) program. However, states are facing difficult challenges in accurately assessing the effects of these efforts on student learning. This issue of CPRE Policy Briefs examines the capacity of state assessment systems to track the effects of the SSI on student performance in mathematics and science. It also identifies some of the major issues state policymakers are facing as they attempt to re-align their state assessment systems to meet the changing goals for public education. Includes tables of required statewide assessments as of 1993-1994 in mathematics and science. (MKR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Science Achievement, Science Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Testing
Carriage House at the Eagleton Institute of Politics Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 86 Clifton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1568.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Consortium for Policy Research in Education, New Brunswick, NJ.
Identifiers: Statewide Systemic Initiatives