ERIC Number: ED472767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Systemic Reform in Mathematics and Science: Synthesis and Proceedings of the Annual NISE Forum (4th, Arlington, VA, February 1-2, 1999). Workshop Report.
Webb, Norman L.
This document reports on the National Institute for Science Education (NISE) forum on the Evaluation of Systemic Reform in Mathematics and Science. The purposes of the forum were to reflect upon what to understand about the evaluation of reform in the educational system, and to encourage and support continuing efforts to learn more about how evaluation can serve the multiple analytic needs in systemic reform for accountability, efficiency, and decision-making. The National Science Foundation's (NSF) six critical drivers describe the components of a successful systemic reform process: (1) an array of evidence that the reform has enhanced student performance in challenging mathematics and science material; (2) promotion of improved achievement by all students in the system; (3) implementation of a comprehensive, standard-based curriculum supported by needed professional development and assessment practices; (4) development of a coherent and consistent set of policies that support educational systemic reform; (5) convergence of all resources to support the systemic reform through a focused and unitary strategy; and (6) broad-based support from all segments of the community. (KHR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Research, Mathematics Education, Professional Development, Research and Development, Research Design, Science Education
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Science Education, Madison, WI.