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The Nation's Report Card: 2019 Science Release

Join the National Assessment Governing Board and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for a virtual event with discussion and analysis of the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Science results for grades 4, 8, and 12.

Events of the last year – the COVID-19 pandemic, the first flight on Mars – focused a bright spotlight on scientific discovery. Within this frame, findings from the NAEP science assessment include insights on student performance, course-taking, inquiry-based learning, and interest in science.

The event will feature both presentations of the results by NCES and questions from leaders in the science education field answered by Christine Cunningham, a current Governing Board member, and Cary Sneider, a Governing Board alumnus. Their answers will highlight what the results mean for science education and America’s students.

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Under the Microscope: 2019 NAEP Science Results

Tuesday, May 25
1:00 - 2:15 PM, EDT



Agenda
 

Welcome and Introduction
Haley Barbour
, Chair, National Assessment Governing Board

Christine Cunningham, Member, National Assessment Governing Board; Professor of Practice in Education and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

What We Know About Students’ Scientific Knowledge and Skills
James Lynn Woodworth
, Commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics

Presentation of 2019 NAEP Science Results and Q&A
Peggy Carr
, Associate Commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics

What the NAEP Results Mean for Science Education
Christine Cunningham
, Member, National Assessment Governing Board; Professor of Practice in Education and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

Cary Sneider, Former Member, National Assessment Governing Board; Associate Research Professor, Portland State University

Confirmed special guests:

Beth Allan, President, National Science Teachers Association

Kimbrelle B. Lewis, 2020-2021 President, National Association of Elementary School Principals

Eileen R. Carlton Parsons, Science Education Professor, University of North Carolina

Erika Shugart, Executive Director, National Science Teachers Association


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