ERIC Number: ED419914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May
The Formula for Success: A Business Leader's Guide to Supporting Math and Science Achievement.
Larson, Karen; Guidera, Aimee Rogstad; Smith, Nelson
This guide explains how employers can support math and science achievement in U.S. schools. Section 1 reports data from Third International Mathematics and Science Study regarding the math and science achievement of students in grades 4, 8, and 12 worldwide. Section 2 establishes a link between academic achievement and workplace success through workplace examples of the application of basic academic knowledge and higher-order thinking skills. Discussed in section 3 are six ways for businesses to support increased math and science achievement: articulate workplace academic skill requirements and ensure their incorporation into academic standards; support more rigorous teaching training incorporating mastery of content and its application to success in the workplace; support programs that expose students to the world of work; support the use of clear, reliable, and broadly disseminated student and system performance data; use student achievement in hiring decisions; and encourage employees to increase their involvement with local schools. Section 4 poses 6 questions that business leaders can use to engage parents, employers, educators, colleges, and community members in efforts to improve math and science achievement, and section 5 contains an annotated bibliography of 17 resource organizations that can help employers support student achievement. Thirty-eight endnotes are listed. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annotated Bibliographies, Business Responsibility, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Planning, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 12, Grade 4, Grade 8, Leaders Guides, Mathematics Skills, Nonprofit Organizations, Partnerships in Education, Public Agencies, School Business Relationship, Science Process Skills, Skill Development, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Business Coalition for Education Reform.; National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.