Bruce A. Fuchs, Ph.D.
Director of the NIH Office of Science Education
A public talk. Free. (Map) (Flyer)
National Science Foundation, Room 110
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA
In December of last year the results of the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) were released and, once again, U.S. students performed poorly in science and math compared to students from many other countries. We are going to look at some of the international student data and talk about what we can, and cannot, conclude from these types of studies. Some of the common questions addressed will be ...
- Are these results “real”?
- Aren’t we comparing “all” our kids to a tiny elite in the nations that outperform us?
- There can’t be anything to really worry about, right?
- After all, if we are so dumb then why are we so rich? Oops!
Refreshments & Socializing until 3:45 pm
Ballston Metro. Enter at corner of 9th N. & N. Stuart Streets.