Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement
The Minnesota Science Teachers Education Project (MnSTEP) was a series of
rigorous, content-focused, summer science institutes offered regionally throughout
Minnesota for K-12 teachers of science. Institutes were provided in biology, chemistry,
physics, earth science, and scientific inquiry – addressing the Minnesota Science Standards
in each area – with at least one K-5 and one 6-12 institute offered in each of five regions
each summer. MnSTEP completed the third and final year of summer institutes and school
year follow-up for Minnesota K-12 science teachers, including licensure programs in both
high school physics and chemistry. Over three years, MnSTEP delivered 47 standardsbased
science content institutes involving 914 teachers, who then taught more than 85,000
This report presents information on performance outcomes for year three of the
project including results of pre- and post-assessment data for the year two cohort of teacher
participants in the summer 2008 institutes. We presented an evaluation of the year one
cohort in the 2008 MnSTEP Evaluation Report. We provide performance outcomes for the
year one cohort in this report as a supplement to the 2008 report and for comparison
purposes to the year two cohort.
Michlin, Michael; Kalke, Nan; Gdula, Julie.
Minnesota Science Teachers Education Project (MnSTEP).
Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement.
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