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  • Date: 06/01/2015
    Resource Category: Research Brief
    This literature review raises questions about how scientific argumentation is taught in schools. Manz argues that argumentation needs to be situated in real scientific questions and practices and makes suggestions for how to make argumentation an authentic science activity for students. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2015
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    For almost two decades, strict accountability measures have been in place across the country. In this literature review, Anderson investigated the effect of accountability on K–12 science instruction. He found that curricula have narrowed, less time is being dedicated to science, teacher morale is lower, and expectations for some student groups ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2012
    Resource Category: Report
    This report summarizes an extensive review of the literature on assessment of learning in such informal settings as after-school programs, museums and science centers, community-based organizations, and online communities. In addition, we convened three expert meetings involving a total of 25 participants to discuss key issues, identify successful ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2007
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    This review conducted by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) explores the current discussion and research findings on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in out-of-school time and reflects on the ways the INSPIRE program model (see Appendix A) incorporates research-based practice in implementing STEM education ... »