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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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NAEP

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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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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2013 – NAEP

In addition to participating in TIMSS, the United States also carries out the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to assess elementary and secondary students in the United States on…

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2011 – NAEP – Snapshot

It is helpful to examine current trends in primary and secondary U.S. STEM education because this is when many potential space professionals first become interested in space. Note: These exhibits…

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