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Study Overview
Pages 8-11

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From page 8...
... requested that the National Research Council's Board on Science Education and Board on Testing and Assessment convene an ad hoc committee (see Box 1 for the formal charge to the com mittee)
From page 9...
... The short report is to provide guidance to enable NSF and Congress to consider how to support a full-scale evaluation in the future. To that end, the report will • identify existing and additional measures needed for tracking the improvements recommended in 2011, • discuss the feasibility of including such measures in existing programs of data collection and linking them to existing and improved measures of science learn ing outcomes, • identify additional research that would be needed to inform a full-scale evalua tion of progress toward the 2011 report's recommendations, and • make new recommendations regarding the roles of various federal and state institutions in supporting the needed research and data collection for an evalu ation of progress.
From page 10...
... were the starting point for our deliberations: we took the previous committee's work and its recommen dations as given and did not debate their merit. To identify indicators of progress that would be important to measure for each recommendation, we also drew on a long series of research reports related to K-12 science and mathematics instructional practices (National Research Council, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012; National Academy of Engineering, 2010)
From page 11...
... As we note at the beginning of this report, the committee's proposed indicators are being offered at a time of promising changes to what is taught in K-12 science and mathematics, how students are assessed in those subjects, and how teachers are prepared to meet those changing demands. Although the proposed indicators overlap to some degree with previously developed indicators, they reflect current national priorities and recent research on teaching and learning in STEM.

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