Published Online: July 12, 2011
Published in Print: July 13, 2011, as NRC: Put Science on Par With Math

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NRC: Put Science on Par With Math

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The National Research Council has issued a recommendation that science be tested as frequently and taught as rigorously as mathematics and reading to ensure a high status in the nation’s classrooms.

It urged policymakers in a report released last month to craft assessments that gauge students’ ability to probe for deeper understanding of the material, and to have states hold their districts accountable to high standards for science.

The NRC also plans this month to release a framework to guide the development of new science standards for K-12 education.

Vol. 30, Issue 36, Page 4

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