ERIC Number: ED406184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Depiction of Science and Mathematics Education in the Northwest, 1995.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Numerous elements impact the educational system in an area as large and as diverse as the Northwest, including demographics, learning opportunities for teachers and students, student achievement, and funding. This document summarizes a sampling of the factors that influence mathematics and science education in the Northwest. It is intended to stimulate educators' interest in how various regional indicators impact classroom practice such as population growth, minority representation, certification, and state policy, among others. The five sections of this document include: (1) Demographic Highlights of the Northwest Region; (2) Assessment; (3) Student Participation in Mathematics and Science; (4) Mathematics and Science Teachers; and (5) Teacher Certification. It is concluded that this depiction of Northwest teachers combined with evidence of changes in student population, achievement, and curricula point to the need for far-reaching, high quality professional support such as the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) continues to provide the Northwest region. By continuing to provide information on various interacting components of the regional education system, reform efforts can be based on current conditions. (JRH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Demography, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Minority Groups, Professional Development, Science Education, Science Teachers
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.