ERIC Number: ED548238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
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Report of the 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education
Banilower, Eric R.; Smith, P. Sean; Weiss, Iris R.; Malzahn, Kristen A.; Campbell, Kiira M.; Weis, Aaron M.
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 is a summary of overall findings from the study in the areas of teacher backgrounds and beliefs, teachers as professionals, science and mathematics courses, instructional objectives and activities, instructional resources, and factors affecting instruction. The following are appended: (1) Sample Design; (2) Survey Questionnaires; (3) Pre-Data Collection Communication; (4) Description of Data Collection; (5) Description of Reporting Variables; and (6) Additional Equity Cross-tabulations.
Descriptors: National Surveys, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Teacher Background, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Experience, Science Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, Teacher Surveys, Questionnaires, Educational Resources, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Mathematics, Courses, Professional Autonomy, Decision Making, Educational Objectives, Learning Activities, Homework, Textbooks, Educational Facilities, Equipment, Programs, Educational Practices, State Standards, Barriers, Minority Group Teachers, Educational Attainment, Secondary School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, At Risk Students, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Space Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Education, Institutional Characteristics, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High Schools, Teacher Certification, Instructional Program Divisions, Teacher Leadership, Communities of Practice, Coaching (Performance), Teaching Conditions, Advanced Placement, Algebra, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Geometry, Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Scores, Instructional Effectiveness, Equal Education, Class Size, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: Horizon Research, Inc.
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