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Debad, Susan J. – National Academies Press, 2020
Student ratings have long been used by many institutions of higher education as a primary form of summative evaluation of teaching. In recent years, studies have brought into question the validity of student ratings, highlighting the need for more effective evaluation methods that recognize and reward evidence-based teaching practices. To begin to…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Higher Education, College Faculty, College Science
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National Academies Press, 2020
Engineering education is emerging as an important component of US K-12 education. Across the country, students in classrooms and after- and out-of-school programs are participating in hands-on, problem-focused learning activities using the engineering design process. These experiences can be engaging; support learning in other areas, such as…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Capacity Building, Preservice Teacher Education
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Floden, Robert, Ed.; Stephens, Amy, Ed.; Scherer, Layne, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2020
Teachers play a critical role in the success of their students, both academically and in regard to long term outcomes such as higher education participation and economic attainment. Expectations for teachers are increasing due to changing learning standards and a rapidly diversifying student population. At the same time, there are perceptions that…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Educational Change, Standards, Teacher Education Programs
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Sepúlveda, Martín-José, Ed.; Hutton, Rebekah, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2019
For children and youth, summertime presents a unique break from the traditional structure, resources, and support systems that exist during the school year. For some students, this time involves opportunities to engage in fun and enriching activities and programs, while others face additional challenges as they lose a variety of supports,…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Child Development, Well Being, Youth Programs
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Byars-Winston, Angela, Ed.; Dahlberg, Maria Lund, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2019
Mentorship is a catalyst capable of unleashing one's potential for discovery, curiosity, and participation in STEMM and subsequently improving the training environment in which that STEMM potential is fostered. Mentoring relationships provide developmental spaces in which students' STEMM skills are honed and pathways into STEMM fields can be…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mentors, Skill Development, Higher Education
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Edley, Christopher, Jr., Ed.; Koenig, Judith, Ed.; Nielsen, Natalie, Ed.; Citro, Constance, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2019
Disparities in educational attainment among population groups have characterized the United States throughout its history. Education is sometimes characterized as the "great equalizer," but to date, the country has not found ways to successfully address the adverse effects of socioeconomic circumstances, prejudice, and discrimination…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Educational Attainment
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Casola, Linda; Taylor, Tiffany E. – National Academies Press, 2019
The Board on Science Education and the Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened the Workshop on Increasing Student Success in Developmental Mathematics on March 18-19, 2019. The Workshop explored how to best support all students in postsecondary mathematics, with…
Descriptors: Workshops, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Remedial Mathematics
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Moulding, Brett, Ed.; Songer, Nancy, Ed.; Brenner, Kerry, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
It is essential for today's students to learn about science and engineering in order to make sense of the world around them and participate as informed members of a democratic society. The skills and ways of thinking that are developed and honed through engaging in scientific and engineering endeavors can be used to engage with evidence in making…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Process Skills
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Espinosa, Lorelle L., Ed.; McGuire, Kent, Ed.; Jackson, Leigh Miles, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
There are over 20 million young people of color in the United States whose representation in STEM education pathways and in the STEM workforce is still far below their numbers in the general population. Their participation could help re-establish the United States' preeminence in STEM innovation and productivity, while also increasing the number…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation, STEM Education
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National Academies Press, 2018
The need to manage, analyze, and extract knowledge from data is pervasive across industry, government, and academia. Scientists, engineers, and executives routinely encounter enormous volumes of data, and new techniques and tools are emerging to create knowledge out of these data, some of them capable of working with real-time streams of data. The…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Data, Information Management, Undergraduate Study
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Rosenberg, Mark B., Ed.; Hilton, Margaret L., Ed.; Dibner, Kenne A., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals generate a stream of scientific discoveries and technological innovations that fuel job creation and national economic growth. Ensuring a robust supply of these professionals is critical for sustaining growth and creating jobs growth at a time of intense global competition.…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Progress Monitoring, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education
Rhodes, Holly G. – National Academies Press, 2018
Instructional materials are a key means to achieving the goals of science education--an enterprise that yields unique and worthwhile benefits to individuals and society. As states and districts move forward with adoption and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or work on improving their instruction to align with "A…
Descriptors: Workshops, Science Education, Instructional Materials, Instructional Design
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National Academies Press, 2018
There are many reasons to be curious about the way people learn, and the past several decades have seen an explosion of research that has important implications for individual learning, schooling, workforce training, and policy. In 2000, "How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition" was published and its…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Educational Environment, Brain, Cultural Influences
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Jarboe, Kenan Patrick; Olson, Steve – National Academies Press, 2018
On January 26, 2017, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), held a workshop in Washington, DC, on the engagement of engineering societies in undergraduate engineering education. Since then, the NAE has held a series of follow-up regional workshops to investigate specific issues…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Engineering Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Workshops
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Leshner, Alan, Ed.; Scherer, Layne, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
The U.S. system of graduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has served the nation and its science and engineering enterprise extremely well. Over the course of their education, graduate students become involved in advancing the frontiers of discovery, as well as in making significant contributions to the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, STEM Education, Graduate Study, State of the Art Reviews
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