With the constant influx of sobering news about the state of science education in our country, most of you are probably not surprised to hear that “less than one-third of U.S. elementary and high school students have a solid grasp” of science concepts based on the the 2009 NAEP results.
The Wall Street Journal Online has a well-written article describing the results and you can also click on an interactive map of the US and find out how students in your state performed.
OR.. check out this article in The Washington Post- National Science Test Scores Disappoint. You will find a different visual for looking at scores.
Another option for your reading pleasure from Education Weekly- Proficiency Eludes U.S. Students on Science NAEP.
The Nation’s Report Card- Science has the NAEP results as well.