Primary and Secondary STEM Education

Education STEM Proficiency– TSRQ3 2019

The science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is at the core of the space industry—from the mathematicians and astronomers who analyze space to the engineers who design and build…

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PISA aims to determine students’ ability to formulate, employ, and interpret mathematics in a variety of contexts. Based on students’ scores on the exam, they are determined to fall into…

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Global Trends

Other nations also track student progress in early mathematics and science proficiency. Many of these countries, including the United States, participate in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) evaluation…

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The United States carries out the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to assess elementary and secondary students in the United States on subjects including mathematics and science.

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U.S. Trends

Space leaders, and other relevant agencies in the United States have frequently expressed concerns that the supply of potential new STEM workers is not adequate to meet future demands

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TIMSS also collects data on differences in mathematics and science achievement between boys and girls.

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2008 – TIMSS

To gauge how U.S. elementary and middle school students compare with other students in math and science, the results of a test administered by the U.S. Department of Education, known…

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2008 – NAEP

Starting at the 4th grade level, only ##% of students tested proficient or higher in mathematics in 2007, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as…

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2012 – NAEP

The production of highly skilled scientists and engineers has its foundation in student performance during early education at the primary and secondary levels. Long-term trends in these areas show that…

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