ERIC Number: ED319621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Preliminary Report--State Indicators of Science and Mathematics Education: Course Enrollments and Teachers.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC. State Education Assessment Center.
Many of the educational policy initiatives of state legislatures and state boards of education in the 1980s were aimed at improving the quality of elementary and secondary education through upgrading state standards. Researchers are analyzing the effects of reforms on education and many states have expanded their systems for assessing, monitoring, and reporting on schools, teachers, and equity. The Council of Chief State School Officers established the State Education Assessment Center in 1985 to coordinate the development, analysis, and use of state-level data and charged the Center with implementing an education indicators model for reporting state-by-state data. This report is a preliminary analysis of state-by-state data from 1988-89. Chapter 1 addresses the use of state course enrollment as an indicator of curriculum in science and mathematics. Chapter 2 addresses the use of state data on teacher characteristics to analyze issues of teacher supply and demand. Analyses are provided on mathematics and science enrollments; science and mathematics teachers' age, sex, and race/ethnicity; and teacher certification. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Teachers, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Information Analyses
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. State Education Assessment Center.
Note: Based on data collected by State Departments of Education on public schools in Fall 1988.