ERIC Number: ED406231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the National Science Foundation's Statewide Systemic Initiatives (SSI) Program. Second-Year Case Studies: Connecticut, Delaware, and Montana.
Zucker, Andrew A.; Shields, Patrick M.
During the first and second years of the national evaluation of the Statewide Systemic Initiatives (SSI) program, a sample of 11 case study states was drawn from the universe of awards the National Science Foundation made to 25 states and Puerto Rico. This document reports on three case studies for Connecticut, Delaware, and Montana. The cases provide a level of detail about the SSI program greater than can be captured in analyses cutting across all the SSI's. Each one situates systemic reform activities in its specific and unique state context. The case studies include good practice in mathematics and science education, implementation of the SSI, preliminary impacts of the SSI, and reflections on the SSI. Significant accomplishments are: creation of a new nonprofit institution in Connecticut which is taking its place as a leader in education reform in the state and is supported by many professionals in the mathematics, science, and engineering communities; contribution of the Delaware SSI to the development of draft state curriculum frameworks in both mathematics and science; and the writing of more than 1,000 pages of a new integrated high school mathematics curriculum in Montana. (JRH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Program Evaluation, Science Education, Technology Education
National Science Foundation, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; world wide web: http://www.nsf.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
Authoring Institution: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Delaware; Montana