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Butler, Susan M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2013
The study compares faculty and school demographics in selected high school science classrooms to expand the research on women with careers in science. The classrooms are either situated in "high need Local Education Agencies" or the classrooms are situated in "low-performing schools," as categorized by the Florida Department of…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Rural Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Watkins, Sandra; Sheng, Zhaohui – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
The study analyzes the achievement trends of all third grade students in the state of Illinois who scored in the Exceeds category in reading and mathematics on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) in the year 2000. ISAT performance of this cohort group of students was followed through the eighth grade. Descriptive analyses were utilized…
Descriptors: State Standards, National Standards, Academic Standards, Advanced Students
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Herte, Christopher Mark – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
This study examined the relationship between teacher assessments and grade eight New Jersey NCLB mathematics testing. It also examined how curricular changes affected student achievement for one New Jersey junior high school on the NCLB mathematics test. The research considered teacher assessments and the New Jersey grade eight NCLB mathematics…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Grade 8, Mathematics Tests
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Dewey, Christopher; Beasley, Rodney W. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
Historically, two paths have developed in an individual and communal search for understanding and meaning: The study of science and the search for a higher spirituality. Although they should not necessarily be mutually exclusive, the history of science is littered with the collision of these two pathways, for rarely have they met without…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Religion, Teaching Methods