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Tesfaye, Casey Langer; White, Susan – Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, 2014
What textbooks are physics teachers using? How highly do they rate those textbooks? What other types of materials do teachers use? The textbooks and other resources used by high school physics teachers in the US have evolved along with the changing demands of physics classes and the evolving set of options available to teachers. In this report,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Science, Physics, Textbooks
White, Susan; Tesfaye, Casey Langer – Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, 2014
This report examines enrollments in high school physics during the 2012-13 school year. Based on data from the most recent survey (which includes both public and private high schools in the U.S.), it is estimated that 39% of the class of 2013 took high school physics before graduating. During the 2012-13 school year, 1.38 million students were…
Descriptors: High Schools, Physics, Science Education, National Surveys
White, Susan; Tesfaye, Casey Langer – Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, 2014
In this report, the authors share their analysis of the data from over 3,500 high schools in the U.S. beginning with an examination of the availability of physics in U.S. high schools. The schools in their sample are a nationally-representative random sample of the almost 25,000 high schools in forty-nine of the fifty states. Table 1 shows the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Physics, Science Education, National Surveys