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In recent years, the No Child Left Behind law has focused attention on student achievement in science across the United States, but there are more important reasons for being concerned with student achievement. The focus of this chapter is about how we can raise achievement in science in the United States. In this chapter, the author will argue that if we are serious about raising achievement in science, then we need to look beyond “what works” in education to notions of cost-benefits–not just whether a particular initiative raises achievement, but how much and at what cost. This free selection includes the Table of Contents, Introduction, Foreword, and Index.