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Davis, Jon D.; Shih, Jeffrey C. – School Science and Mathematics, 2007
Research on student achievement within the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) and Core-Plus Mathematics Project (CPMP) at the secondary level is beginning to accumulate, however, much less is known about how prepared these students are for post-secondary education. Therefore this study involving students within one tracked…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Placement, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Barber, Brenda Hissong; Tomera, Audrey N. – School Science and Mathematics, 1985
A survey of Illinois biology teachers (N=156) indicates that textbooks are major factors in determining the teaching of ecology (relevant in teaching science/society issues and for developing environmental literacy). Data on textbooks used, extent of use, instructional methods, ecological concepts taught, environmental problems discussed, and…
Descriptors: Biology, Course Content, Ecology, High Schools
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Blood, David; Zalewski, Leon J. – School Science and Mathematics, 1989
Analyzes efforts by school districts reorganizing science curricula in Illinois. Describes state goals for Illinois: Knowledge and Vocabulary; Science-Technology-Society; Scientific Enterprise; and Science Process. Discusses how school districts emphasize the 4 state goals for grades 3, 6, 8, and 11. (YP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Objectives