Teachers spend more time on science in states with accountability requirements

Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Resource Type:
Research Brief | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs
Audience: 
Educators/Teachers
Discipline: 
General STEM
Organization:
Afterschool Alliance
Description: 

Conversation and controversy surround the increasing focus on high-stakes standardized testing, whose effects may include less class time for science, narrower curricula, and shifts in instructional styles. In this paper, Judson finds that teachers in states with science accountability standards report at a significantly higher rate than teachers in other states that they spend four or more hours per week on science.

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