This was in the NSTA e-newsletter last night. Thought some others might be interested. When I get a few minutes, I'm going to take a look at the KS-specific stuff. Kelly Deters detersk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx New Publication from Chief State School Officers Provides National and State-by-State Data on Science and Math Education The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has released a new edition of their biennial series, State Indicators of Science and Mathematics Education. The report provides key trends and state-by-state comparisons on teacher supply and quality and on course enrollments in high school and middle level science and mathematics courses. This year's report shows increased enrollments in higher-level mathematics and science courses: 50% of graduates completed four years of high school math as of 2004, and 72% completed three years of high school math. As of 2004, 60% of graduates completed high school chemistry, and 25% completed physics. During the 2003-04 school year, 48% of all high school students were taking a higher-level math course (above algebra 1), and 31% of all high school students were taking a higher-level science course (chemistry, physics, or an advanced course in any field). In science, an average of 85% of high school teachers were certified in 2004, and 63% of middle grades teachers were certified to teach science. In math 89% of high school mathematics teachers and 61% of middle grades mathematics teachers were state certified. Read more about how your state's science and math education stacks up against other states at <http://www.ccsso.org/Projects/Science_and_Mathematics_Education_Indicators>.