K12 Science Social Studies - Market Research, Industry Trends, Market Share


Published: 06/30/2017
Full Study Price: US$ 500

Lessons Learned: Selecting and Deploying K-12 Science and Social Studies Content draws from interviews with administrators in 31 school districts and six state or regional education agencies across 20 states, conducted in Q1 2017. The report examines how educators evaluate instructional content in K-12 science and social studies.
The report’s findings are differentiated between science and social studies in order to evaluate review and selection practices in school districts.
Subjects Covered:
• Changing content needs
• Impact of OER
• Types of materials preferred
• Pluses and minuses of choosing programs from big publishers vs. smaller publishers
• Bumpy transition from print to digital
• Changes in decision-making reacquisition of materials
• How districts view roles of the state re instructional materials
Lessons Learned: Selecting and Deploying K-12 Science and Social Studies Content was produced by education consulting firm Academic Business Advisors with Simba Information’s contribution.
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Table Of Contents

METHODOLOGY
Table 1: Interview Breakdown by State and District and District Size
About the Authors
INTRODUCTION
PEDAGOGY IS CHANGING
Content Needs are Changing due to Pedagogy and Technology
Short Shrift for Social Studies
STEM Is Changing Science Teaching
Table 2: Next Generation Science Standards States
Table 3: Competitive Providers in Science
DISTRICTS SAVE MONEY WITH OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES
WHY DISTRICTS MOVE AWAY FROM LARGE TRADITIONAL PUBLISHERS
WHY DISTRICTS STICK WITH LARGE TRADITIONAL PUBLISHERS
THERE ARE BUMPS IN THE TRANSITION FROM PRINT TO DIGITAL
BOTTOM UP AND TOP DOWN DECISION-MAKING
Differing Views on Local Control
CONCLUSIONS