# 2012

## 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education: Mathematics Program Questionnaire

## Description

Date: 2012

Method: Survey

The audience for the instrument is school mathematics program heads. It solicits information regarding courses offered at the school, resources committed to mathematics instruction, and factors affecting instruction. The questionnaire was developed and administered to a nationally representative sample of schools as part of the 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education. Program questionnaires were customized according to grade levels included in each school. Web-based administration allowed customization of surveys “on the fly,” such that respondents were not presented with irrelevant items.

## Instrument

2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education: Mathematics Program Questionnaire (PDF, 144K)

## Reports containing information about reliability and validity

Information on how the instrument was developed can be found in the Report of the 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education Chapter One: Introduction (PDF, 40K)

Information on composites and their reliability can be found in the Report of the 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education Appendix E: Description of Reporting Variables (PDF, 756K)

## Other related reports

## 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Educaiton: Science Program Questionnaire

## Description

Date: 2012

Method: Survey

The audience for the instrument is school science program heads. It solicits information regarding courses offered at the school, resources committed to science instruction, and factors affecting instruction. The questionnaire was developed and administered to a nationally representative sample of schools as part of the 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education. Program questionnaires were customized according to grade levels included in each school. Web-based administration allowed customization of surveys “on the fly,” such that respondents were not presented with irrelevant items.

## Instrument

2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education: Science Program Questionnaire (PDF, 157K)

## Reports containing information about reliability and validity

Information on how the instrument was developed can be found in the Report of the 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education Chapter One: Introduction (PDF, 40K)

Information on composites and their reliability can be found in the Report of the 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education Appendix E: Description of Reporting Variables (PDF, 756K)

## Other related reports

## 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education: Mathematics Teacher Questionnaire

## Description

Date: 2012

Method: Survey

The audience for the instrument is K-12 mathematics teachers. It solicits information regarding their opinions, their preparation, and their teacher practice. The questionnaire was developed and administered to a nationally representative sample of mathematics teachers as part of the 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education. All of the participating teachers answered a core set of items (about 25-30 minutes of survey time). In addition, teachers were randomly assigned to one of two sets of additional items, Matrix A or Matrix B (about 10-15 minutes of survey time). Teacher questionnaires were also customized for “self-contained” and “not self-contained” teachers. Web-based administration allowed customization of surveys “on the fly,” such that respondents were not presented with irrelevant items.

## Instrument

2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education: Mathematics Teacher Questionnaire (PDF, 294K)

## Reports containing information about reliability and validity

Information on how the instrument was developed can be found in the Report of the 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education Chapter One: Introduction (PDF, 40K)

Information on composites and their reliability can be found in the Report of the 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education Appendix E: Description of Reporting Variables (PDF, 756K)

## Other related reports

## 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education: Science Teacher Questionnaire

## Description

Date: 2012

Method: Survey

The audience for the instrument is K-12 science teachers. It solicits information regarding their opinions, their preparation, and their teacher practice. The questionnaire was developed and administered to a nationally representative sample of science teachers as part of the 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education. All of the participating teachers answered a core set of items (about 25-30 minutes of survey time). In addition, teachers were randomly assigned to one of two sets of additional items, Matrix A or Matrix B (about 10-15 minutes of survey time). Teacher questionnaires were also customized for “self-contained” and “not self-contained” teachers. Web-based administration allowed customization of surveys “on the fly,” such that respondents were not presented with irrelevant items.

## Instrument

2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education: Science Teacher Questionnaire (PDF, 316K)

## Reports containing information about reliability and validity

## Other related reports

2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education

## 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education

*National Science Foundation*

Horizon Research, Inc., in collaboration with Westat, conducted a national survey of science and mathematics teachers, the fifth in a series dating back to 1977. The study yielded accurate, up-to-date measures of key elements of the science and mathematics education system, and identified trends in these areas over time. The study collected data on teacher characteristics, including teacher content background and demographics; science and mathematics course offerings and enrollments; textbook/program usage; instructional strategies; formative assessment; and the influences of particular policies, e.g., No Child Left Behind legislation, on science and mathematics education. (website)