May 28, 2021
Five Key Takeaways for Achieving Equitable Science Instruction for All Students
1. States, districts, and schools see positive outcomes when they invest time and energy into creating and sustaining science leadership teams to support the shifts in science education that today’s science standards demand.
2. To make the shifts in science education that today’s science standards demand, educators and students need access to high-quality instructional materials.
3. Materials matter, but materials alone won’t transform science education for the next generation. Educators and leaders need ongoing opportunities to engage in high-quality professional learning that is closely tied to classroom instruction and positions educators as both learners and professionals.
4. High-quality, aligned assessments are an important signal and tool to more effectively monitor student learning and generate better science outcomes.
5. Shifting to the teaching and learning necessary to meet the expectations of today’s science standards requires systemic change. School systems should invest in adequate, sustained support for science to develop and maintain an effective, coherent science education program.
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