California is in the midst of major reforms in the way math is taught based on the Common Core standards. It is also implementing new approaches to teaching science as a result of the state’s adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards. At the same time, the state faces a shortage of teachers in both math and science. How well students do in each of these major areas of the curriculum have long-range implications for California’s future.
The students build English skills as they work in teams and record the progress of their projects in journals.
California education officials want the U.S. Department of Education to permanently suspend the current multiple-choice, paper-and-pencil science assessments that are based on outdated standards from 1998.
However, fewer than 1 percent nationwide are interested in teaching STEM subjects, a new ACT report finds.
Students will be learning based on the new Next Generation Science Standards.
The national test results show scores from 4th- and 8th-graders.
State officials plan to administer a pilot test aligned with new science standards.
Paid out over five years, it’s one of the biggest grants the Department of Education's Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM Program has awarded to help Latino and high-needs students
One of the goals is to increase the number of computer science courses offered.
The K–12 computer science framework presents a national consensus on computer science concepts and practices.
The education department rejected the state's request for a science testing waiver.
The state wants to avoid double testing students during the transition to a new test.
One-fifth of California high schools will offer the course this year