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ERIC Number: EJ1078400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Science Standards, Science Achievement, and Attitudes about Evolution
Belin, Charlie M.; Kisida, Brian
Educational Policy, v29 n7 p1053-1075 Nov 2015
This article explores the relationships between (a) the quality of state science standards and student science achievement, (b) the public's belief in teaching evolution and the quality of state standards, and (c) the public's belief in teaching evolution and student science achievement. Using multiple measures, we find no evidence of a relationship between the quality of a state's science standards and student science achievement. We also examine the relationship between state-level beliefs about evolution and student achievement. Here, we find a positive and consistent relationship between a state's acceptance of evolution and student science achievement. Our results suggest that the attitudes that the public has toward evolutionary science are strongly related to student science achievement--more so than the quality of state science standards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress