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Januszyk, Rita; Miller, Emily C.; Lee, Okhee – Science Teacher, 2016
While student demographics continue to change nationwide, science achievement gaps persist, as measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NCES 2012). As traditional racial and ethnic minority students have become the numeric majority (NCES 2013), teaching science for all increasingly means addressing diverse student populations.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Science Teachers, Student Diversity
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Wright, Katherine; Eslami, Zohreh; McTigue, Erin; Reynolds, Dudley – Science Teacher, 2015
Studies evaluating the graphics in science textbooks have recommended that teachers use eye-catching visuals to reinforce student learning objectives. Similarly, the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013) suggest that science teachers use visuals to teach English Language Learners (ELLs). However, little research has…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Computer Graphics, Standards, Teaching Methods
Greene, Kim – Instructor, 2012
Despite students' interest in informational text, it has played second fiddle in literacy instruction for years. Now, though, nonfiction is getting its turn in the spotlight. The Common Core State Standards require that students become thoughtful consumers of complex, informative texts--taking them beyond the realm of dry textbooks and…
Descriptors: State Standards, Textbooks, Classroom Techniques, Information Literacy
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2012
This "Report Card to the Public" is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2011-2012. Under state law, each school district is required to report information about its plans and performance to its community. This report includes a statewide summary of performance results. It reports the status of public…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
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National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2015
The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. NAEP serves a different role than state assessments. States have their own assessments that are designed to provide individual student data about achievement on different…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Testing, Test Results, Grade 4