STEM assessment report released
Executive Order No. 81 signed by Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad on May 15, 2013, declared that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education should be strengthened as part of providing a world-class education, encouraging innovation and enhancing economic development in Iowa. The STEM Advisory Council’s top priorities are to increase student interest and achievement in STEM in order to be prepared for post-secondary study and STEM careers that await them here in Iowa.
Wrapping up the first implementation year of council programming, outcomes and indicators suggest a strong start, with plenty of work yet to do. Assessment of STEM Council programs is a collaborative effort of evaluation centers at Iowa’s three public universities – the Center for Social and Behavioral Research (CSBR) at the University of Northern Iowa, the Research Institute for Studies in Education (RISE) at Iowa State University, and Iowa Testing Program (ITP) at the University of Iowa. The collaborative issued their first year report Iowa STEM Monitoring Project 2012-2013 summary report at the biannual meeting of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Aug. 15. The report is publicly available at www.IowaSTEM.gov.
Major findings of the first-year assessment are:
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