PreK-12 Instructional Materials Industry Profiles of 13 Leading Providers

prnewswire | June 09, 2020

The "PreK-12 Instructional Materials Industry Competitive Analysis 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The "PreK-12 Instructional Materials Industry Competitive Analysis, 2020" examines the ways publishers are faring against the various market environmental factors. A chief component of this competitive analysis is the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on operations of the businesses that provide instructional resources to K-12 schools in the U.S. This report addresses the impact as available through the first quarter and into the beginning of April 2020. In addition to the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., this competitive analysis examines the overall PreK-12 publisher/provider industry in terms.

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States’ efforts to incorporate technology and engineering into K-12 science instruction appear to be bearing fruit: More than five years after states began adopting K-12 science standards that feature technology & engineering, eighth graders have notched higher scores on a national assessment of those subjects. This report presents Education Commission of the States’ analysis of results from that assessment, National Assessment of Educational Progress in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL).

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States’ efforts to incorporate technology and engineering into K-12 science instruction appear to be bearing fruit: More than five years after states began adopting K-12 science standards that feature technology & engineering, eighth graders have notched higher scores on a national assessment of those subjects. This report presents Education Commission of the States’ analysis of results from that assessment, National Assessment of Educational Progress in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL).

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