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Title:  A Profile of American 8th Grade Mathematics and Science Instruction
Description: Using NELS:88 data, this analysis report will describe the general characteristics of NELS:88 eighth graders' math and science teachers, as well as characteristics of instruction in their classes. Because it is based on a probability sample of U.S. eighth graders and their schools, generalizations can be made to the nation's eighth grade schools. General class variables such as class size, achievement level, number of LEP students, amount of homework assigned, textbook uses, topic coverage and time spent on various tasks in the classroom will be examined. Teacher and student background characteristics may also be studied as predictors of student achievement in math and science.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: June 1992
Web Release: June 24, 1992
Print Release:
Publication #: NCES 92486
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: High School Transcript Studies (HST)
National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Elise Christopher.