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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 states2
United States

  • Different State Science Curriculum

  • Different Science Graduation Requirements

  • Different Teacher Certification Requirements



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…






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



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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