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Document Number: 8130

Exploring What Works in Science Instruction: A Look at the Eighth-Grade Science Classroom - This report provides a view of eighth-grade science classrooms in 2005, using statistical models particularly suited to this type of data--hierarchical linear models. After briefly describing the state of science achievement, teacher characteristics and instructional strategies across U.S. eighth-grade classrooms, the report presents the results of a three-phase analysis that is deigned to illuminate the statistical relationships among these variables. (Henry Braun, Richard Coley,Yue Jia and Catherine Trapani, ETS, May 2009)...

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