assistance as appropriate. The workshop was not designed to generate consensus conclusions or recommendations but focused instead on the identification of ideas, themes, and considerations that contribute to understanding the topic; the report does not represent either findings or recommendations that can be attributed to the committee. This document summarizes the views expressed by workshop participants, and the committee was responsible only for the quality of the agenda and the selection of participants.

This workshop summary 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 (NRC). The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical 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 charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this report: Mark Berends, Department of Sociology, Director of the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity and the National Center on School Choice, University of Notre Dame; Theodore R. (Ted) Britton, Associate Director, National Center for Improving Science Education, WestEd; Patti Curtis, Managing Director, Washington Office, Museum of Science, Boston, and National Center for Technological Literacy; Jacob Foster, Science, Technology, and Engineering, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; Joseph Krajcik, Science Education, Codirector, IDEA Institute, School of Education, University of Michigan; Christopher C. Lazzaro, Director of Science Education, Research and Development, College Board; and Walter G. Secada, Professor and Senior Associate Dean, School of Education, University of Miami.

Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the report nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Carlo Parravano, Merck Institute for Science Education. Appointed by the NRC, he was 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 committee and the institution.

Adam Gamoran, Chair
Committee on Highly Successful Schools or
Programs for K-12 STEM Education

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