ERIC Number: ED414156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jan-7
Science Education Grades K-12.
Armstrong, Raymond; Drake, Tom; Cunningham, Judi; Peterson, Ed
This document contains a program evaluation of science education in grades K-12 in the Des Moines Independent School District in Iowa. Sections include: (1) an abstract of the evaluation; (2) a preface containing mission statements; (3) the context evaluation referring to curriculum, goals, and demographics; (4) input evaluation with budgetary details and figures on technology and community resources; (5) the process evaluation which details ongoing efforts that focus on science education; (6) the product evaluation highlighting accomplishments, strengths, deficiencies, improvement plans, and staff accolades; and (7) speculations on the future of science education in the district. Appendices contain data on mastery levels, attitude survey results, and a standards comparison. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Local Norms, Program Evaluation, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction
Department of School Improvement, Des Moines Independent Community School District, 1800 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309-3399.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA.