BOX 7-1 Literature Search Targets


  • American Educational Research Journal

  • Educational Evaluation & Policy Analysis

  • Educational Leadership

  • Educational Researcher

  • Harvard Educational Review

  • International Journal of Science Education

  • Journal for Research in Mathematics Education

  • Journal of Research in Science Teaching

  • Journal of Science Education & Technology

  • Journal of Science Teacher Education

  • Journal of Teacher Education

  • Phi Delta Kappan

  • Research in Science & Technological Education

  • Research in Science Education

  • Review of Educational Research

  • Review of Research in Education

  • School Science & Mathematics

  • Science Educator

  • Science Scope

  • Science Teacher

  • Scientia Paedogogica Experimentalis

  • Teachers College Record

  • Teaching & Teacher Education

Federal Agencies

  • National Education Goals Panel

  • National Science Foundation

  • U.S. Department of Education

    • Office of Adult and Vocational Education

    • Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    • Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    • Planning and Evaluation Services


  • AAAS/Project 2061

  • American Federation of Teachers

  • American Institutes for Research (AIR)

  • Brookings Institution

  • Carnegie Corporation

  • Carnegie Foundation

  • Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE)

  • Cosmos

  • Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

  • Education Commission of the States

  • Education Development Center (EDC)

  • Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC)

  • ERIC Clearinghouse (ERIC)

  • Fund for Improvement of Education

  • Hoover Institution/Stanford

  • Horizon Research, Inc.

  • Inverness Research Associates

  • National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)

  • The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future

  • National Institute for Science Education

  • RAND Corporation

  • Research Triangle Institute (RTI)

  • SRI

  • TERC

  • Thomas B. Fordham Foundation

  • The Urban Institute

  • Westat

  • Wisconsin Center for Education Research

organizations listed in Box 7-1. This base set was then cross-searched using the keywords in Box 7-2. Both of these lists were generated by a combination of suggestions from members of the Steering Committee, the Committee on Science Education K-12, staff, and others consulted by staff. The goal was to search multiple sources representing the full range of large and small entities involved in standards-based science education work and to include the work of groups having different philosophical and political perspectives.

Keyword searches were supplemented by “free text” searches—that is, looking through titles and abstracts for key words and phrases. To prevent exclusion of potentially useful studies, the searches were intentionally overinclusive (e.g., including full text, rather than just titles and abstracts) and encompassed everything from January 1993 (the year in which the Benchmarks were published) through October 2001.

The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement