Navy Dives Into Program Offering Cash for Good Scores

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Science  21 Oct 2011:
Vol. 334, Issue 6054, pp. 300
DOI: 10.1126/science.334.6054.300

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The U.S. Office of Naval Research has joined forces with the Texas-based National Math and Science Initiative to increase the number of high school students taking rigorous science and math courses. Its $1.1 million grant, announced last month, could prompt a closer look at one controversial aspect of the initiative's approach: paying students to do well on standardized tests.