NHPS Science Mission. The mission of the New Haven Public Schools Science Department is to ensure that all students at all levels achieve science literacy,concepts and skills, for science is the key to their future. Science For DATA Team. CAPT Test CMT Test District Assessments
Matched Cohort Science CMT (08) to CAPT (10) CHANGE (.72 correlation)
Elementary Science In NHPS prior achievement is factored in especially in science inquiry
Science Resource Center Facts:
Over 2000 kits are sent out each year!
Elem Schools get three rotations a year.
In New Haven, nearly 23%
returned unused/not opened.
District Guidelines specify
2 Periods (100 minutes)
of HANDS ON Science a week.
Research shows use of inquiry based programs:
- improves mathematical analysis and measurement skills
-provides the experiential learning needed to build vocabulary and develop reading/writing skills, especially with group talk.
-can prepare students for future STEM study, & for future!
Warehouse manager, partner towns
NHPS cost $6/student
-Expand community involvement
-Sustain test scores: inquiry and content growth
-Focused subject PD/support/monitoring, all grades, build capacity?
-CT High School Reform, end of course exams
-Expanded grad requirements, more staff/supplies
-National Science standards/CT response, 2015?
-Integration with careers/engineering/tech