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Document Number: 7916

World-Class Science and Mathematics - To end the patchwork of curriculum, tests and teacher development that characterizes mathematics and science education in the United States, model instructional packages should be created to help schools develop their capacity to teach K-8 science and math skills. The federal government should also study effective teaching practice in math and science and use that knowledge to recommend improvements in teacher preparation. Finally, no reform effort should be launched unsupported by research to design, monitor, evaluate and redesign for greater effectiveness. (National Academy of Educationís Education Policy Briefing Sheet, November 2008)...

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