ERIC Number: ED309048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The Second IEA Science Study: Data Related to Precollege Science in the U.S.A. ERIC/SMEAC Science Education Digest No. 1, 1988.
Helgeson, Stanley L.
In 1986, a total of 11 different populations involving more than 1000 schools and more than 20,000 students participated in the Second IEA Science Study (SISS). This digest discusses findings related to curricular patterns and student outcomes. Ratings were done at grades 5, 9, and 12, to ensure that the achievement tests reflected the science curriculum of the countries involved. The three curricular grids which were designed to follow international guidelines were: traditional science domains; applied/integrated science; and science processes, practical skills, and attitudes. The review of student outcomes compares the 1986 results with earlier tests. These comparisons resulted in mixed findings. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Comparative Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 12, Grade 5, Grade 9, International Educational Exchange, Process Education, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Secondary School Science
ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 1200 Chambers Road, 3rd Floor, Columbus, OH 43212 ($1.00 single copy; ordered in sets by year and area, $3.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.