Web Resources for Workshop 1
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Math/Science Education Standards
Developing Educational Standards
An extremely rich site of benchmarks for math and science skills, developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
A draft document of Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.
A variety of resources to help you find out about the Eight National Educational Goals, our nation's and each state's progress toward them, key issues in the area of education reform, events, and programs.
The full text of the National Science Education Standards.
The world's largest organization devoted to the interests of collegiate mathematics.
State Testing and Standards
Resources on a wide range of educational issues, including Standards and Assessments.
Links to reports on assessment systems in individual states.
TIMSS (Third International Mathematics and Science Study)
Test items from the Eighth Grade math portion of TIMSS. Additional items in science and from other grade levels to be added.
Resources for learning about and discussing TIMSS, and materials and information to help educators, teacher educators, parents, and students understand and work with TIMSS data.
Texts of the Pursuing Excellence and Attaining Excellence reports, the TIMSS resource kit, and more.
Concerns raised by parents and scientists about the New-New Math and the need to restore basic skills to math education, and pointers to articles on problems with both the NCTM Standards and TIMSS.
More General Links Including Standards Discussions
Information on teaching and learning about science, mathematics, and the environment, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
Links to "solutions" to various problems faced by teachers and administratorsfrom lesson plans to standards questions.
An integrated set of links to articles and other sites with many identified critical issues.