In August, 1978, a NEW sponsored National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) report was issued entitled, Three Assessments of Science: Changes in Achievement 1969-77. The report indicated a 4.7 percent decrease in science achievement scores for 17 year-old high school students since 1969. During the same time period, 2.5 percent and 1.4 percent declines were reported for 13 and 9 year olds in science, respectively. Declines were observed to be greater in the physical than the biological sciences.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
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"Some National Trends in High School Science Education and Their Influence in Iowa,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 16
, Article 20.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol16/iss1/20