ERIC Number: ED417932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
An Evaluation of the Science Research in the High School Program: Year One Program Implementation.
Newman, Dianna L.; O'Connell, Raymond W.
This document reports on the first year of a three year course of study for high school students in New York state known as the Science Research Program (SRP). SRP affords students the opportunity to conduct scientific research in conjunction with research scientists and professionals in the field. The program implementation incorporates the student as the primary initiator of research, the teacher as facilitator of the scientific method, and a scientist to serve as the student's research mentor. This evaluation explores four areas: (1) the effectiveness of teacher and student recruitment and retention efforts; (2) the effectiveness of the teacher training component of the program; (3) the process of program implementation during year one; and (4) the effectiveness of the program as defined by year one outcomes. Appendices include the teacher interview protocol, symposia observation form, and the assessment rubics. (DDR)
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Hands on Science, High Schools, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education), Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Scientific Methodology, Scientists
Evaluation Consortium at Albany, Education B-28, University at Albany/SUNY, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222; phone: 518-442-5027.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Evaluation Consortium.
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