Thursday, January 27, 2011

America's Students Struggle to Be Proficient in Science

President Obama, in his State of the Union, addressed the need for America to improve in the area of science in order to compete with other nations of the world. The most recent nationwide science test gives statistical validation to the President’s comments. According to the government, “only one or two students out of every 100 displayed the level of mastery that the federal panel governing the tests defines as advanced.” Deficiencies occurred at every grade level from fourth graders to 12th graders.

Why the lack of proficiency in science?

To learn more, read the full article at The New York Times

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