TLL 3096 - CURRICULUM ISSUES IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
This course examines ideas that lie at the intersection of research in mathematics and science education, curriculum research, and education policy. Specifically, the course will focus on research that is or will become relevant for the new policy climate created by the common core state standards (CCSS) and the next generation science standards (NGSS). We will begin by examining the CCSS and NGSS, analyzing their similarities and differences from past standards, and chronicling the assessment and curricular activities that have followed in their wake. We will then identify ways in which research conducted during past standards-based eras (e.g., the first and second cycles of NCTM standards; state standards in the NCLB era) can inform the direction of state and district policies surrounding curriculum and assessments.