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Kinniburgh, Leah H.; Shaw, Edward L. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act (2001) placed pressure on elementary teachers to raise standardized test scores in reading and mathematics. Unfortunately, the focus on reading and math has led to reduced time for science instruction. Mandatory standardized testing in science began in elementary schools across the United States in 2007. Instructing…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, Science Instruction