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SucceSSful K–12 STeM educaTion ACKNOWLEDGMENTS T his report originated from, but was not restricted to, a workshop on highly successful STEM education in K-12 schools that was held in Washington on May 10-12, 2011, and that was organized by the committee. The committee would like to thank the individuals who provided presentations during the workshop; see http://www7.nationalacademies. org/bose/STEM_Schools_Workshop_Agenda.pdf for the open agenda of the workshop and Appendix for a list of commissioned papers and authors. The committee would like to thank the staff of the National Research Council who made the workshop and this report possible, especially Natalie Nielsen for leading this effort; Martin Storksdieck and Stuart Elliott for providing oversight from the Board on Science Education and the Board on Testing and Assessment; Thomas Keller and Michael Feder for expert support; Rebecca Krone for providing orga- nizational and administrative support; Robert Hauser, Patricia Morison, Ralph Cicerone, and Connie Citro for providing strategic perspective; the staff of the Report Review Committee; the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education reports office; and the National Academies Press for enabling the rapid production of this report. This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the Report Review Committee of the National Research Council. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and criti- cal comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report: Asad A. Abidi, Electrical Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles; Ruth Anderson, Facet Innovations, Inc., Seattle, Washington; Mark Dynarski, Pemberton Research, East Windsor, New Jersey; Jacob Foster, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; Phillip A. Griffiths, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey; Ernest M. Henley, Department of Physics, Washington University; Carolyn D. Herrington, Center on Educational Policy, Learning Systems Institute, Florida State University; Margaret A. Honey, New York Hall of Science; Susan W. Kieffer, Department of Geology, University of Illinois; C. Ford Morishita, Clackamas High School, Oregon; Steven J. Long, Rogers High School, Arkansas; and Stephen L. Pruitt, Achieve, Inc., Washington, DC. Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Stephen E. Fienberg, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University, and Michael E. Martinez, Department of Education, University of California, Irvine, as review monitor and coordinator, respectively. Appointed by the National Research Council, they were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution. 35
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SucceSSful K–12 STeM educaTion BOARD ON SCIENCE EDUCATION helen Quinn (Chair), Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University philip Bell, LIFE Center, University of Washington GeorGe BoGGs, Palomar College (Emeritus), San Marcos, California WILLIAM b. bONvILLIAN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Washington, DC, Office JOSEPH S. FRANCISCO, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University AdAm GAmorAn, Department of Sociology and Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin–Madison JERRy P. GOLLub, Physics Department, Haverford College mArGAret honeY, New York Hall of Science JAn hustler, Synopsys, Inc., Mountain View, California SuSAN W. KIEFFER, Department of Geology, University of Illinois bRETT D. MOuLDING, Educational Consultant, Ogden, Utah cArlo pArrAVAno, Merck Institute for Science Education, Rahway, New Jersey SuSAN R. SINGER, Department of Biology, Carleton College WILLIAM b. WOOD, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (Emeritus), University of Colorado, Boulder mArtin storksdieck, Director HEIDI A. SCHWEINGRubER, Deputy Director MICHAEL FEDER, Senior Program Officer (on temporary assignment with the Office of Science and Technology Policy) mArGret hilton, Senior Program Officer THOMAS E. KELLER, Senior Program Officer nAtAlie nielsen, Senior Program Officer SHERRIE FORREST, Research Associate reBeccA krone, Program Associate ANTHONy bROWN, Program Assistant 36
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SucceSSful K–12 STeM educaTion BOARD ON TESTING AND ASSESSMENT EDWARD H. HAERTEL (Chair), School of Education, Stanford University LyLE F. bACHMAN, Department of Applied Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles STEPHEN b. DuNbAR, College of Education, University of Iowa DAvID J. FRANCIS, Texas Institute for Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation, University of Houston MICHAEL T. KANE, Educational Testing Service keVin lAnG, Department of Economics, Boston University MICHAEL T. NETTLES, Educational Testing Service, Policy Evaluation and Research Center DIANA C. PuLLIN, School of Education, Boston College BriAn stecher, The RAND Corporation MARK R. WILSON, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley REbECCA ZWICK, Educational Testing Service stuArt elliott, Director JuDITH A. KOENIG, Senior Program Officer kellY iVerson, Senior Program Assistant 37