ERIC Number: ED400203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Indicators of Science and Mathematics Education in Nevada: School Year 1993-94.
Smith, David Lawson
The Nevada Department of Education has joined with the Council of Chief State School Officers' cooperative effort to develop and report a system of indicators to track progress toward the state and national goals of improving mathematics and science education. This report combines the data resulting from this cooperative effort with other information and with norm-referenced measures of student achievement in order to provide an initial glimpse of the condition of science and mathematics education in Nevada's public schools. Four broad categories of indicators derived from various sources are reviewed: (1) student achievement indicators; (2) proportion of students taking advanced placement examinations and the proportion receiving a passing score; (3) instructional time and student participation in science and mathematics courses; and (4) teacher preparation in mathematics and science subject areas. The indicators of the status of math and science education used in the present study suggest that Nevada has made progress over the last 4 years, but still has areas needing improvement. (JRH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advanced Placement, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Teacher Education
Nevada State Dept. of Education, Planning, Research, and Evaluation Branch, Capitol Complex, Carson City, NV 89710.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. Planning, Research and Evaluation Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada