ERIC Number: ED443725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-May
Using Data on Enacted Curriculum in Mathematics and Science: Sample Results from a Study of Classroom Practices and Subject Content. Summary Report from Survey of Enacted Curriculum Project.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.; Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.
Schools and teachers in 11 states participated in a study of enacted curriculum in mathematics and science classrooms. Over 600 teachers across the United States completed self-report surveys that covered the subject content they taught and the instructional practices they used in their classrooms. This summary report provides an overview of some of the findings from the study and presents examples of how the data on enacted curriculum can be reported and used. It is intended to help educators and decision makers identify the kinds of information that would be available from the surveys of enacted curriculum and to suggest ideas and strategies for more expanded use of these kinds of surveys and data by educators at the school, district, and state levels. The study of enacted curriculum was a collaborative effort involving state education leaders in science and mathematics education, researchers from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), and project managers from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Educators and researchers worked together to develop survey instruments that would gather reliable data from teachers and students, as well as formats for reporting survey results that would communicate key findings to educators. The 11 states supported and participated in the study through the CCSSO and State Collaboration on Assessment and Student Standards surveys of Enacted Curriculum. (Contains 13 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Science Teachers, Surveys, Teaching Methods
Council of Chief State School Officers, Attn: Publications, One Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-1431; ($10). Tel: 202-336-7016; FAX: 202-408-8072; web: www.ccsso.org\Publications
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.; Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.
Note: The project team included state education representatives from Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia.