Paper on Teacher Research and Student Achievement Published in Science

The October 16, 2009 issue of Science Magazine published a paper entitled "Teachers' Participation in Research Programs Improves Their Students' Achievement in Science."  The National Science Foundation issued a press release announcing the paper. A PDF version of the paper is accessible at (bottom right side of the web page).


Program evaluation instruments developed by the RET Community are now available. To access them, click the Evaluation button on the menu bar.


RET Surveys used for multi-site assessment

Several programs participated in a multi-site evaluation utilizing post-program teacher and mentor surveys. This is the 2011 & 2012 summarized data. For previous survey summaries, click the Evaluation tab up top.

2014 Post-Program Teacher Survey

      2014 Post-Program Mentor Survey      

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1.1.2010 This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Marni Goldman. There was no one more supportive of the RET concept and community than Marni. She was one of the chief organizers of the three national RET Conferences as well as the original administrator of this website.
RET Programs
Research Experiences for Teachers
Birmingham, Alabama
ARMADA Project
Narragansett, RI, National
Echinacea Research Project
Glencoe, IL, National
Frontiers in Physiology
Bethesda, MD, National
NOAA Teacher at Sea Program
Silver Spring, MD, National
Research Experiences for Teachers
Minneapolis, MN, National
Science Inquiry for Teachers Program
Tallahassee, National
San Luis Obispo, National