Scottsdale, Ariz. — Sept. 12, 2012 — This past May the U.S. Department of Education released its “Condition of Education” report, which used 1990-2009 figures to reveal a trend of more high school students enrolling in science classes. However, despite students’ increased interest in science, only 21 percent of high school seniors performed at or above the proficient level and just 1 percent scored at the advanced level on the 2009 NAEP science test.

“When less than a quarter of high school seniors achieve proficiency in the sciences they’ve been studying, it’s evidence of trouble instilling a real understanding of core...

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