ERIC Number: ED377037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Reform of High School Mathematics and Science and Opportunity To Learn. CPRE Policy Briefs.
Consortium for Policy Research in Education, New Brunswick, NJ.
The purpose of this brief is to draw from the findings of the 1990 Reform Up Close study of high school mathematics and science in six states by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education in order to: (1) characterize standard-setting policies in high school mathematics and science, (2) document the effects of these standard-setting policies on the math and science curriculum as experienced by students, and (3) compare the nature of the enacted curriculum to the desired curriculum as reflected in documents of today's curriculum reforms. It was found that the content of mathematics and science courses appeared not to have been compromised by increased enrollments, but the instruction still looked quite traditional. (MKR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Graduation Requirements, High Schools, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Questionnaires, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Standard Setting, State Standards, Teaching Methods
CPRE Policy Briefs, Carriage House at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, 86 Clifton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1568 (single copy free).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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.