ERIC Number: ED548237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education: Status of Elementary School Science
Trygstad, Peggy J.
Horizon Research, Inc.
The 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education was designed to provide up-to-date information and to identify trends in the areas of teacher background and experience, curriculum and instruction, and the availability and use of instructional resources. A total of 7,752 science and mathematics teachers in schools across the United States participated in this survey. The design and implementation of the study involved developing a sampling strategy and selecting samples of schools and teachers, developing and piloting survey instruments, collecting data from sample members, and preparing data files and analyzing the data. This report examines the status of elementary science teaching and is one of several subject and grade-level specific reports. An appendix with teacher mean scores for composites and class mean scores for composites is provided.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Courses, Professional Autonomy, Homework, Educational Objectives, Learning Activities, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Materials, Educational Facilities, Equipment, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Leadership, Student Characteristics, Science Achievement, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Teacher Participation, Curriculum Development, Student Evaluation, Educational Technology, Educational Resources, Instructional Effectiveness, Textbooks, Teacher Surveys, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, National Surveys, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: Horizon Research, Inc.
Grant or Contract Numbers: DRL-1008228