ERIC Number: ED295844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Indicators of Science and Mathematics Education: Providing Tools for State Policymakers.
In recent years, the need to improve education has received considerable attention. The development of educational indicators is necessary to help policymakers determine whether educational conditions have improved and what additional actions are indicated. The Council of Chief State School Officers State Education Assessment Center initiated a project in 1986 to develop state indicators of the condition of science and mathematics education. This paper describes how this project was developed including a conceptual model of the educational system and state-by-state indicators. The rest of the paper looks at ways that indicators could be used in policymaking and programmatic decision making. Areas discussed include: (1) "Curriculum and Instruction"; (2) "Educational Equity": (3)"Pre-Service Teacher Preparation"; and (4) "In-Service Education." (CW)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Science, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Preservice Teacher Education, Research, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science
Science/Mathematics Indicators Project, Council of Chief State School Officers, 400 North Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20001.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Science and Engineering Education.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.