Are national standards and tests in science an idea whose time has come? Education Week reports the debate about this issue is growing among education leaders and scholars since NAEP scores tell us the current strategy of “50 states, 50 standards, 50 tests” has not improved student achievement. Learn more by reading a synopsis of the article at http://science.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2005_12_19_synopsis.htm. To read the complete article (as first appeared in Education Week, December 7, 2005. Reprinted with permission from Editorial Projects in Education), visit http://science.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2005_12_19_completearticle.htm.Tell us what you think about the call to develop a national set of standards, assessments and curricula in science. Take the short NSTA survey poll (http://science.nsta.org/survey_national_standards) and share your opinion on this growing debate.
Dec 20, 2005