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- Online Resources for Assessment strategies
- Mo-DESE Course titles and descriptions
- Instructional Strategies for Assessment (Mark J Volkmann)
- Modeling in science -- Arizona State University
- Models in science -- University of Wisconsin
- Physics Education Research and Development -- University of Minnesota
- Whiteboarding in the classroom -- SUNY - Buffalo
- National Research Council (1996). National science education standards. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. This is the home site that has active links to information on the national science education standards.
- U.S. Department of Education (2005). The nation’s report card: Science.
The results of the NAEP science test from 2005 are reported in this document. Sample test questions are included.
- U.S. Department of Education (2000). Before it’s too late: A report to the nation from the National
Commission on mathematics and science teaching for the 21st century.
“The primary message of this report holds that America’s students must improve their performance in mathematics and science if they are to succeed in today’s world and if the United States is to stay competitive in an integrated global economy. The Report’s second message points in the direction of a solution: the most direct route to improving mathematics and science achievement for all students is
better mathematics and science teaching.”
- Bransford, J. D., Brown, A. L., & Cocking, R. R. (2000). How people learn: Brain, mind, experience, and school. Washington, DC: National Academy Press
- National Research Council, (1996). The National Science Education Standards. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
- National Research Council, (2000). Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A guide for teaching and learning. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
- National Research Council, (2001). Classroom Assessment and the National Science Education Standards. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
- Missouri Grade Level Expectations, (2005) Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Articles on inquiry-based methods
- Engaging students in conducting Socratic dialogues: Suggestions for science teachers
- Whiteboarding & Socratic dialogues: Questions & answers
- Minimizing resistance to inquiry-oriented instruction: The importance of
- Levels of inquiry: Hierarchies of pedagogical practices and inquiry
- More articles by Dr. Carl Wenning are available on his website.
Articles on Freshman Physics and Physics First
- Allen, R. (2004). Shaking up science. Curriculum Update. Alexandria, VA: Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (reference only).
- American Association of Physics Teachers AAPT, Statement on Physics First.
- Andrews, D., Oliver,M., & Vesenka, J. (2003). Implications of Modeling Method training on physics teacher development in California’s Central Valley. Journal of Physics Teacher Education Online, 1 (4), 14-24.
- Bess, K., & Bybee, R. (2004). Systemic reform of secondary school science, A review of an urban U. S. school district: San Diego City Schools. Presentation for the AAAS/UNESCO International Conference of Science & Technolgy Education, Paris, France: June 7-9, 2004.BSCS Staff (Eds.), (2004). Biology and the physics first curriculum: A symposium celebrating BSCS’s 45th anniversary. Colorado Springs, CO: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study.
- Business-Higher Education Forum. (2005). A commitment to America’s future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics & science education. Washington, DC: Business-Higher Education Forum (reference to report and handbook).
- East Bay Educational Collaborative, Physics first Rhode Island high school reform initiative.
- Giovine, A. (2003). Physics First for ninth-graders is goal of educators at CU conference.
- Goodman, Robert and Etkina, Eugenia, Squating the Circle: A Mathematically Rigorous Physics First, The Physics Teacher, 46, 222-227 (2008).
- Haber-Schaim, U. (1984). High school physics should be taught before chemistry and biology. The Physics Teacher, 22, 330 -332.
- Lederman, L. M. (1998). ARISE: American renaissance in science education. Batavia, IL: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
MacIsaac, D., Zawicki, J.; Henry, D., Beery, D., Falconer, K. (2004). A new model alternative certification program for high school physics teachers: New pathways to physics teacher certification at SUNY-Buffalo State College. Journal of Physics Teacher Education Online, 2 (2), 24-32.
- Neushatz, M. & McFarling, M. (2003). Broadening the base: High school physics education at the turn of a new century. College Park, MD: American Institute of Physics.
- O'Brien, Michael and Thompson, John R., Effectiveness of Nith-Grade Physics in Main: Conceptual Understanding, The Physics Teacher, 47, 234-239 (2009)
- Pascopella, A. (2005). Chicken and the egg. District Administration, March 2005.
- Pasero, S. (2003). The state of physics-first programs. Fermi Lab Education Office.
- Pattanayak, V. (2003). Physics first in science education reform. Journal of young Investigators,6,(7).
- Sheppard, K., & Robbins, D. M. (2005). Chemistry, The Central Science? The History of the High School Science Sequence. Journal of Chemical Education, 82 (4), 561-566.
- Taylor, J., Powell, J.C., Bess, K., & Lamb, T. (2005). Examining the professional growth of out-of-field physics teachers: Findings from a pilot study. Journal of Physics Teacher Education Online, 2 (4), 16-22.
- Tinker, R. (2000). Atomic-scale models: The key to science education reform. The Concord consortium, 4, (1), Winter.
- Wenning, C. J. (2003). Change principles for departmentally-based physics teacher education programs. Journal of Physics Teacher Education Online, 2 (1), 7-12.
- Wenning, C. J. (2004). Repairing the Illinois high school physics teacher pipeline: Recruitment, preparation and retention of high school physics teachers ~ The Illinois model. Journal of Physics Teacher Education Online, 2 (2), 24-32.
- Wilkinson, S. L. (2002). First things first: High school science education is getting turned on its head, with uncertain consequences. Chemical & Engineering News, 80 (27), 34-35.
- Wilt, J. R. (2005). Ninth Grade Physics: A Necessity for High School Science Programs. Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 20 (4).