Recent Initiatives to Improve Alignment and Instructional Quality in Science Education in the States

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This paper examines states that are addressing the issues of coherence, instructional quality, and student support for improving science education. To provide an up-to-date review of initiatives in progress, we conducted interviews with education department personnel in Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Virginia, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. The briefing paper describes numerous policy directions that have been planned and/or implemented, with implications for actions for consideration as Massachusetts seeks to improve alignment and instruction in science education.

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Author(s): 

Nancy Richardson, Barbara Brauner Berns, Judith Opert Sandler, Lisa Marco

Publication Date: 

08/01/2008
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