Measuring Our Impact

Our research helps us measure and understand the challenges we face and the impact of our work. Through our findings, we continually iterate to refine and improve our work.

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Mixed Messages: How Climate Change is Taught in America's Public Schools

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Climate change
2016

Mixed Messages: How Climate Change is Taught in America's Public Schools is a detailed report of the first nationwide survey of climate change education in the United States, conceived and funded by NCSE and conducted in collaboration with researchers at Pennsylvania State University.

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Dispatches from the Evolution Wars: Shifting Tactics and Expanding Battlefields

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Evolution education
Creationism
2010

To understand the ongoing challenges facing evolution education in the United States, it is necessary to appreciate creationist actions at the different levels of educational governance — state legislatures, state boards of education, local boards of education, and finally the individual classroom — that serve as the battlegrounds for the evolution education wars.

Evolution and Creationism in America's Classrooms: A National Portrait

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2008

The first nationally representative survey of teachers concerning the teaching of evolution found that a majority teach the topic inaccurately or inadequately. 

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