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Contino, Julie – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
In a standards-based system, it is important for all components of the system to align in order to achieve the intended goals. No Child Left Behind law mandates that assessments be fully aligned with state standards, be valid, reliable and fair, be reported to all stakeholders, and provide evidence that all students in the state are meeting the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Science Tests, Science Education, State Standards
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Krall, Rebecca McNall; Straley, Joseph P.; Shafer, Sally A.; Osborn, Jeffrey L. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act requires that all teachers be certified within the content areas that they teach. However, attracting and retaining highly qualified science teachers in rural school districts is particularly difficult due to limited resources and geographic and professional isolation. Science professional development programs could…
Descriptors: Professional Isolation, Rural Schools, Distance Education, Federal Legislation
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Simmons, Patricia E.; Brunkhorst, Herb; Lunetta, Vincent; Penick, John; Peterson, Jodi; Pietrucha, Barbara; Staver, John – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2005
The Science Summit reinforced a question upon which many of us in science education are focused: How can we, the science education community of researchers, practitioners, and consumers, lead policy? We include a brief review of the No Child Left Behind Act and its implications for teachers, and elaborate about one ongoing and growing effort to…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Research, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation
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Crippen, Kent J.; Archambault, Leanna; Ford, Marilyn Sue; Levitt, Gregory A. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2004
This paper describes a unique collaboration between the College of Education (COE) and the Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (CAEO) at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Here we describe our efforts to improve student science performance in traditionally underachieving urban middle schools by embracing our state's highly qualified…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Academic Achievement, Middle Schools