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View Resource Pursuing Excellence: Synthesis Report: Initial Findings from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)

This study, recently released by the US Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics, claims to be "the most thorough international study of math and science education ever conducted." The report's main conclusions include: "The content of US eighth-grade mathematics classes is not as challenging as that of other countries, and topic coverage is not as focused; and evidence...

https://nces.ed.gov/timss/
View Resource Pursuing Excellence: A Study of U.S. Fourth-Grade Mathematics and Science Achievement in International Context

The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS, discussed in the December 12, 1996 Scout Report), provided by the US Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, has released the second in its series of Pursuing Excellence reports, this one detailing fourth grade math and science achievement. The report attempts to compare US science and math achievement with...

https://nces.ed.gov/timss/
View Resource Pursuing Excellence: A Study of U. S. Twelfth-Grade Mathematics and Science Achievement in International Context

The third portion of the US Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics Initial Findings from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) (discussed in the December 13, 1996 Scout Report) has been made available at the TIMSS site. The report discusses the dismal performance of US twelfth grade students compared to their international counterparts. Of 21...

https://nces.ed.gov/timss/
View Resource TIMSS

Provided by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education, Tools for Discussion provides resources for using TIMMS (The Third International Mathematics and Science Study, discussed in the December 13, 1996 Scout Report) to find ways to improve mathematics and science education. The site includes the TIMSS Resource Kit and additional tools including publications, web...

https://nces.ed.gov/TIMSS/
View Resource Education World's Best of 2000

In January 2001, Education World, a prime distributor of free K-12 educational materials on the Web, offers its annual "best of" series, collected from the previous year's articles and compilations on lesson plans, books in education, curriculum, school issues, teacher lessons, technology in the classroom (including Website reviews), and administration. There are ten links per series for a total...

http://www.educationworld.com/best_of/2000/articles.shtml
View Resource University Consortium of Instructional Shake Tables: Enhancing Education in Earthquake Engineering

With over 50 member institutions worldwide, the University Consortium of Instructional Shake Tables (UCIST) is a major effort to "foster collaborative teaching and learning" within the earthquake engineering discipline. This paper, which was presented at the International Meeting on Civil Engineering Education in September 2003, discusses how UCIST has contributed to undergraduate curricula and...

https://engineering.purdue.edu/UCIST/publications/publicatio...
View Resource Show-Me Center

The Show-Me Center is a partnership of four NSF-sponsored middle grades mathematics curriculum development Satellite Centers (University of Wisconsin, Michigan State University, University of Montana, and the Educational Development Center). The group's website provides "information and resources needed to support selection and implementation of standards-based middle grades mathematics...

http://showmecenter.missouri.edu/showme/project.html
View Resource Concerned about the education of young people, the Common Core organization releases the results of a recent survey

History Surveys Stumps U.S. Teens [Free registration may be required] http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/26/education/27history.html?_r=1&oref=slogin The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy http://www.bartleby.com/59/ Bill Moyers Journal: Interview with Susan Jacoby http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/02152008/watch2.html Digital History http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/ 19th Century...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2008/0229
View Resource Debates about the content and focus of United States history courses continue on in Texas

Board of Education may face controversy over new curriculum http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/local/50619491.html Curriculum debate marred by ideologues http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/localnews/columnists/jfloyd/stories/071409dnmetfloyd.3d10b0e.html Texas Education Agency: Social Studies Expert Reviewers...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2009/0717
View Resource Arts at the Core

The Arts at the Core Initiative is part of The College Board's Advocacy & Policy Center, created "to help transform education in America." Part of the Center's work involves the Arts at the Core project, whose goal is "to empower education leaders, particularly in under-resourced districts, to implement rigorous arts programming in their schools." Under the Our Progress section, visitors learn...

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https://www.collegeboard.org/advocacy