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Physics and Chemistry Offerings in New York State: Enrollment, Policy and Needs. Keith Sheppard Angela Kelly. United States. United States. United States. Different State Science Curriculum Different Science Graduation Requirements Different Teacher Certification Requirements.

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Physics and chemistry offerings in new york state enrollment policy and needs

Physics and Chemistry Offerings in New York State:Enrollment, Policy and Needs

Keith Sheppard Angela Kelly


United states

United States


United states1

United States


United states2

United States

  • Different State Science Curriculum

  • Different Science Graduation Requirements

  • Different Teacher Certification Requirements


New york state

New York State


Some facts about new york state

Some Facts about New York State

  • 4th Most populous state (19.5 M)

    • {56% white, 16% Black,7% Asian, 18% Hispanic}

  • 62 Counties

  • Contains New York City (8.2 M)

  • Population not evenly distributed

    • ~70% in downstate

  • School Population (2.7 M)

    • {49% White, 19% Black, 8% Asian, 22% Hispanic}


Some facts about new york schools

Some Facts about New York Schools

  • School Population (2.7 M)

    • {49% White, 19% Black, 8% Asian, 22% Hispanic}

    • 49% Free and Reduced Lunch

  • 7 Categories of School

  • 54% of NYS students in high needs schools


New york state1

New York State

  • Distinguishing Features of NY Science Education?


New york state2

New York State

  • Distinguishing Feature of NY Science Education?

    • Regents Exams

    • Earth Science

    • And…


New york state school districts

New York State School Districts


Largest school districts

Largest School Districts


Largest school districts1

Largest School Districts


New york state3

New York State


Ny graduation requirements for science

NY Graduation Requirements for Science

  • 6 ‘credits’ of MST

    • de facto three years of science

  • One Living Environment, One Physical Setting

  • Pass One Regents Science Exam

  • TWO Science Regents Exams for Advanced Diploma


Who takes which science

Who Takes Which Science?

New York State

Source: New York State Report Card Data 2010-11.


Who takes which science1

Who Takes Which Science?

New York City

Source: New York State Report Card Data 2010-11.


Who takes which science2

Who Takes Which Science?

Bronx

Source: New York State Report Card Data 2010-11.


Who takes which science3

Who Takes Which Science?

Bronx High School of Science

Source: New York State Report Card Data 2010-11.


Who takes which science4

Who Takes Which Science?

Bronx - Bronx High School of Science

Source: New York State Report Card Data 2010-11.


Who takes which science5

Who Takes Which Science?

  • If you attend school in the Bronx your chances of taking Regents Physics are 1 in 9 (Chemistry 1 in 4)

  • If you attend school in the Bronx (not BHS of Science) your chances of taking Regents Physics are 1 in 20 (Chem 1 in 10)

  • If you attend school in the Bronx (not BHS of Science) your chances of passing Regents Physics are 1 in 40 (Chem 1 in 20)

  • If you attend school in the Bronx (not BHS of Science) your chances of passing Regents Physics with mastery are 1 in 200

    (Chem 1 in 200)


Chemistry

Chemistry

Source: New York BEDS Data 2010-11


Physics

Physics

Source: New York BEDS Data 2010-11


Nassau county

Nassau County


Solutions new york state

Solutions – New York State

  • Change NYS graduation requirements

    • “Physical Setting”

    • Unintended consequence of testing culture

    • Boosting enrollment in physics and chemistry


Solutions new york state1

Solutions – New York State

  • Explore units of analysis

    • Richer disaggregate data

    • Opportunity to learn in different contexts

    • Who is teaching what? In middle school?

    • How many teachers do we need in what certification areas?


Solutions administration

Solutions – Administration

  • Educate administrators

    • Who controls access

    • Superintendents  guidance counselors


Solutions higher education

Solutions – Higher Education

  • Role of research university

    • Offering advanced science, teaching labs

    • New Science Education Ph.D. – influence policy

    • Research on SES outliers


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