ERIC Number: EJ706940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-1
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Resources to Stimulate Curiosity
Young, Terrence E., Jr.
School Library Journal, v50 n10 p97 Oct 2004
Science teachers nationwide share many of the same aspirations and challenges, such as the increasing pressure to improve students' test scores. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requires each state to create academic standards and proficiency levels in math, reading, and science that all students must meet by 2014. A testing program to assess achievement is also required, and science programs most incorporate science testing by the 2007-2008 academic year. Therefore, resources used to teach science will become increasingly important. It is imperative that school library media centers have current science resources in a variety of formats to meet the varied learning styles of their students. If we can stimulate students' natural curiosity by offering them quality science resources, then, perhaps, we can help instill a love of science that goes beyond the ability, to pass the NCLB-mandated science tests.
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Academic Standards, Student Evaluation, School Libraries, Learning Resources Centers, Science Education, Databases, Federal Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001