ERIC Number: ED431632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Practices and Student Achievement: Report of First-Year Findings from the "Mosaic" Study of Systemic Initiatives in Mathematics and Science.
Klein, Stephen; Hamilton, Laura; McCaffrey, Daniel; Stecher, Brian; Robyn, Abby; Burroughs, Delia
During the 1990s, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded a number of large-scale initiatives designed to change the way mathematics and science are taught in schools. These efforts, called Systemic Initiatives, shared a common emphasis on aligning all aspects of the educational system in support of a shared vision of effective mathematics and science education. In 1996, NSF provided funds to RAND to investigate the relationships between student achievement in mathematics and science and the use of instructional practices that are consistent with reform. In this report, results from the first year of the study are presented. Background information on the reforms, particularly the initiatives currently being funded by NSF, is given. Existing evidence on the effectiveness of these efforts and the difficulties researchers face in measuring relevant student outcomes is summarized. The approach to studying the problem, including the sample, measures, and methods of analysis, is described. Results from six sites are given. Finally, the conclusion of this report provides a summary of major findings, a discussion of the limitations of the analysis, and directions for future research and evaluation. Contains 31 references. (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.