Steve Spangler mentioned this report on his blog today. The Consortium on Chicago School Research at The University of Chicago released a report on the effects of a policy to dramatically increase science graduation requirements- an increase from 1 year of science to 3 years in order to graduate.
Some findings from the report include:
- students’ coursework in science did increase
- most students took entry level science courses- fewer students took physics and chemistry courses
- no effect on the number of student who attended college
Click HERE to download the report.
I think the results are interesting and force us to think deeply about some of the issues in math and science education. Do students need more or do they need different?