2000 Survey Reports

The 2000 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education was designed to provide up-to-date information and to identify trends in the areas of teacher background and experience, curriculum and instruction, and the availability and use of instructional resources.

A total of 5,765 science and mathematics teachers in schools across the United States participated in this survey. Among the questions addressed by the survey:

  • How well prepared are science and mathematics teachers in terms of both content and pedagogy?
  • What are teachers trying to accomplish in their science and mathematics instruction, and what activities do they use to meet these objectives?
  • To what extent do teachers support reform notions embodied in the National Research Council's National Science Education Standards and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Principles and Standards for School Mathematics?
  • What are the barriers to effective and equitable science and mathematics education?

Support for the 2000 National Survey was provided by a National Science Foundation grant to Horizon Research, Inc. (HRI).

More Information...

Results from the 2000 National Survey are included in Reports and Presentations. A new series of 9 reports, The Status of Science and Mathematics Teaching is now available (12/19/02), along with another report, Examining the Influence of National Standards: Data from the 2000 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education(12/16/02).

Questionnaires used in the survey are available in Instruments

Read the 12/13/01 Press Release

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