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Schultheis, Elizabeth H.; Kjelvik, Melissa K. – American Biology Teacher, 2015
Current educational reform calls for increased integration between science and mathematics to overcome the shortcomings in students' quantitative skills. Data Nuggets (free online resource, http://datanuggets.org) are worksheets that bring data into the classroom, repeatedly guiding students through the scientific method and making claims…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Process Skills, Educational Change, Statistical Analysis
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Baghurst, Timothy; Tapps, Tyler; Kensinger, Weston – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2015
Goal setting has been shown to improve student performance, motivation, and task completion in academic settings. Although goal setting is utilized by many education professionals to help students set realistic and proper goals, physical educators may not be using goal setting effectively. Without incorporating all three types of goals and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Behavioral Objectives, Achievement Rating, Benchmarking
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Martin, Caryl; Horton, Mel L.; Tarr, Susan J. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2015
This article focuses on the development of assessment tools to enhance the acquisition of the grade-level outcomes developed in the K-12 curriculum. Physical education is one of the few educational programs that does not have a multitude of available state and national tests to measure student progress. This distinction has been both a strength…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Test Construction, Student Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Krajcik, Joe – Science and Children, 2015
Science teaching and learning in the United States are at a pivotal point. "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" (NRC 2012b) and the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS"; NGSS Lead States 2013) shift science educators' focus from simply teaching science ideas to helping students figure out phenomena and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Teaching Methods
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Duncan, Ravit Golan; Cavera, Veronica L. – Science and Children, 2015
The "Next Generation Science Standards'" three dimensions--disciplinary core ideas (DCIs), science and engineering practices (SEPs), and crosscutting concepts (CCs)--were headliners at NSTA's national conference in Chicago and featured in many of the organization's other professional-development efforts this year (NGSS Lead States 2013).…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
Baker, Bruce D.; Sciarra, David G.; Farrie, Danielle – Education Law Center, 2015
While the United States was recovering from the recent economic stress caused by the Great Recession, individual state economies were improving at a slow pace. In 2012, state education budgets came to a crossroads, as most states had exhausted their allocations of federal stimulus dollars. Prior editions of this report noted how many states used…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance), Financial Support, State Aid
Bernardes DaSilva, Edmar; Kvasnak, Robert Neil – Geography Teacher, 2015
The regional divisions termed as "Latin America" versus "Anglo-America" used by many geographers do not fully reflect the cultural and political trends in the world today. "Latin" is a term that was coined by the French Emperor Napoleon the III in order to justify Mexico's being ruled by Maximillian, and later picked…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Spanish, Portuguese, Political Influences
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Caruana, Vicki – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Since the reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2004, standards-based individualized education plans (IEPs) have been an expectation for serving students with disabilities in the K-12 public school setting. Nearly a decade after the mandates calling for standards-based IEPs, special educators still struggle…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, State Standards, Writing Strategies, Individualized Education Programs
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Bartholomew, Audrey; Papay, Clare; McConnell, Amber; Cease-Cook, Jennifer – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
Although the college and career readiness movement has propelled schools to further include all students into academic-based courses, students with disabilities continue to need instruction in skills needed for a successful life after school. Research has indicated that it is possible to design instruction to help students acquire skills in both…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Career Readiness, College Readiness
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Pruitt, Stephen L. – Science Teacher, 2015
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States 2013) were released almost two years ago. Work tied to the NGSS, their adoption, and implementation continues to move forward around the country. Stephen L. Pruitt, senior vice president, science, at Achieve, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit education reform organization that was a lead…
Descriptors: Science Education, Academic Standards, Educational Quality, State Standards
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Naidoo, Jamie Campbell; Sweeney, Miriam E. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2015
Library and Information Science (LIS) as a discipline is guided by core values that emphasize equal access to information, freedom of expression, democracy, and education. Importantly, diversity and social responsibility are specifically called out as foundations of the profession (American Library Association, 2004). Following from this, there…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Studies, Library Science, Information Science
Bowman, Trinell; Wiener, Daniel; Branson, Danielle – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2015
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. These high-quality, computer-based K-12 assessments in mathematics and English language arts (ELA)/literacy give…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Testing Accommodations, Summative Evaluation, College Readiness
Walker, Alastair G. H., Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2015
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise, description and basic statistics about minority language education in a specific region of Europe. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements, and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects, such as the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Native Language Instruction, Educational Policy
Judson, Gillian – University of British Columbia Press, 2015
"Engaging Imagination in Ecological Education" illustrates how to connect students to the natural world and encourage them to care about a more sustainable, ecologically secure planet. Cultivating ecological understanding can be more challenging for teachers than simply imparting knowledge of ecological issues; it requires reimagining…
Descriptors: Imagination, Ecology, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Duncan, Ravit Golan; Cavera, Veronica L. – Science Teacher, 2015
The "Next Generation Science Standards'" three dimensions--disciplinary core ideas (DCIs), science and engineering practices (SEPs), and crosscutting concepts (CCs)--were headliners at NSTA's national conference in Chicago and featured in many of the organization's other professional-development efforts this year (NGSS Lead States 2013).…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Engineering
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