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ERIC Number: EJ985259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1046-560X
Science Achievement for All: Improving Science Performance and Closing Achievement Gaps
Jackson, Julie K.; Ash, Gwynne
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v23 n7 p723-744 Nov 2012
This article addresses the serious and growing need to improve science instruction and science achievement for all students. We will describe the results of a 3-year study that transformed science instruction and student achievement at two high-poverty ethnically diverse public elementary schools in Texas. The school-wide intervention included purposeful planning, inquiry science instruction, and contextually rich academic science vocabulary development. In combination, these instructional practices rapidly improved student-science learning outcomes and narrowed achievement gaps across diverse student populations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas