Science Education Department (SED)
 Project FICSS (Factors Influencing College Science Success)

Project FICSS conducted a large-scale epidemiological study of the relationship between the decisions that high school science teachers and their students made and the later success of students in their introductory college science courses. To this end, FICSS developed comprehensive surveys that characterized students' choices concerning high school science courses taken and teachers' choices about pedagogy and curricula in these courses. By the second year of the project, over 12,000 students completed the surveys from among 60 randomly selected colleges and universities nationwide. Visit the FICSS Site!

P.I.: Philip Sadler

For more information, please contact: Gerhard Sonnert, gsonnert@cfa (add


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