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Potter, Barry S.; Ernst, Jeremy V.; Glennie, Elizabeth J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Educators understand that the current assessment-based standards are not going away anytime soon. Performance based assessments (PBAs) are an effective way of determining the level of student learning that has occurred in a lesson. While some multiple-choice tests tend to only assess the memorization of factual knowledge, PBAs focus on…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, STEM Education, Pilot Projects, High School Students
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2016
Allowing high school students to fulfill a math or science high school graduation requirement via a computer science credit may encourage more student to pursue computer science coursework. This Education Trends report is an update to the original report released in April 2015 and explores state policies that allow or require districts to apply…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, Computer Science Education, Educational Trends
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Boohan, Richard – School Science Review, 2016
"The Language of Mathematics in Science" is an ASE/Nuffield project aimed at supporting teachers of 11-16 science in the use of mathematical ideas in the science curriculum. Two publications have been produced. This article focuses on the first of these, "The Language of Mathematics in Science: A Guide for Teachers of 11-16…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Science Curriculum
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Sayler, Michael F. – Roeper Review, 2015
The University of North Texas's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science began admitting students to its 2-year early college entrance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program in the fall of 1988. This program provided accelerated entry for top students in Texas in the areas of mathematics and science. Approximately 200…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Opportunities, Educational Development, Career Academies
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2014
Growing Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics (STEM) talent Washington MESA--Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement--helps under-represented community college students excel in school and ultimately earn STEM bachelor's degrees. MESA has two key programs: one for K-12 students, and the other for community and technical college…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Engineering Education
New York State Education Department, 2014
The purpose of this report is to summarize the activities of the standard-setting meeting for the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics (Grades 3-8 and High School), science (Grades 4, 8, and High School), and social studies (High School). The NYSAA standard-setting meeting was held on June 11…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Standard Setting, English Instruction, Language Arts
Henke, Elizabeth A. – NAMTA Journal, 2014
This paper is the synthesis of Elizabeth Henke's four years of work from 2009-2013: three years at the high school and one year at the University for Peace. She summarizes, "A Montessori high school education should reveal to the adolescent a pathway to peace that is built on positive human relations and should provide opportunities for…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, High Schools
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Armoni, Michal – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2013
Abstraction is a key concept in CS, one of the most fundamental ideas underlying CS and its practice. However, teaching this soft concept to novices is a very difficult task, as discussed by many CSE experts. This paper discusses this issue, and suggests a general framework for teaching abstraction in CS to novices, a framework that would fit into…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Computer Science, Novices, Expertise
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Berkeihiser, Mike; Ray, Dori – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
The interdisciplinary approach that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects inspire in both teachers and students "brings to light a larger picture that promotes real-world scientific applications, which has in turn been shown to increase undergraduate persistence in STEM." The high school students have been…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Education, Engineering
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Miller, Luke C.; Mittleman, Joel – Economics of Education Review, 2012
The "High Schools That Work" school improvement initiative is the nation's largest comprehensive school reform model with over a thousand schools adopting its framework. The initiative's premise is that all students can meet the demands of a college preparatory curriculum if provided the right supports. Analyzing over a decade of data on student…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, College Preparation
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Wyss, Vanessa L.; Tai, Robert H. – College Student Journal, 2012
In section two of a 2002 amendment on the Undergraduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education Improvement Act, congress stated "A workforce that is highly trained in science...is crucial to generating the innovation that drives economic growth..." (Committee on Science, 2002). Given the growth in science,…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Engineering Education, Biology, Physical Sciences
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Hull, Dan – Community College Journal, 2012
The country's technological edge is receding, and the problem cannot be solved simply by flooding the workforce with more engineers and scientists. This comes as little surprise to administrators at the nation's community colleges. In 2007, the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Science, and the Institute of Medicine responded to…
Descriptors: Engineering, Community Colleges, Careers, High Schools
Thomasian, John – NGA Center for Best Practices, 2011
STEM--science, technology, engineering, and mathematics--is critical to and supportive of many education reforms being undertaken today, from adoption of common internationally benchmarked standards to better teacher preparation to enhanced coordination across the entire K-20 education system. In fact, STEM is not a separate reform movement at…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Engineering Education, STEM Education, Mathematics Education
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Cotton, Samuel E.; Calkins, Celeste M. – Tech Directions, 2011
Problem-solving activities let students use knowledge gained in various areas of their academic education. They bring together skills and knowledge from such areas as science, math, art, and English by simulating activities and projects students will encounter later in career and life experiences. A very important feature of most problem-solving…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Hands on Science, Problem Solving, Engineering
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Milgram, Donna – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
Numbers do not exist for the percentage of girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) academies across the U.S. The most recent career and technical education statistics at the secondary level from the U.S. Department of Education are from 2005, and they show very low numbers of female students in STEM. The absence of women from…
Descriptors: Females, Numbers, Engineering, Vocational Education
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