NAEP Governing Board Chair on hands-on science study: “It’s tragic that our students are only grasping the basics”

Update (Wednesday morning):  Here is a link to the story on Education Week.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress released the results of its study of students’ facility with hands-on and interactive computer tasks this morning.  From the School Zone report:

“The report shows that students were challenged by parts of investigations requiring more variables to manipulate, strategic decision-making in collecting data, and the explanation of why a certain result was the correct conclusion,” the NAEP folks said…

…“Science is fundamental to education because it is through scientific inquiry that students understand how to solve problems and ultimately how to learn,” said David Driscoll, chairman of the National Assessment Governing Board, in a statement. “So it’s tragic that our students are only grasping the basics and not doing the higher-level analysis and providing written explanations needed to succeed in higher education and compete in a global economy.”

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