Successful K-12 STEM Education
Successful K-12 STEM Education (NRC, 2011) defines a framework for understanding “success” in K-12 STEM education. The report examines the landscape of K-12 STEM education by considering different school models, highlighting research on effective STEM education practices, and identifying conditions that promote and limit school- and student-level success in STEM. The report will serve as a guide to policy makers; decision makers at the school and district levels; local, state, and federal government agencies; curriculum developers; educators; and parent and education advocacy groups.
Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education
Following the 2011 Successful K-12 STEM Education report, Congress asked NSF to identify methods for tracking progress toward the report’s recommendations. In response, the NRC convened the Committee on an Evaluation Framework for Successful K-12 STEM Education that developed 14 indicators linked to the 2011 report’s recommendations.The recommended indicators provide a framework for Congress and relevant deferral agencies to create and implement a national-level monitoring and reporting system for making progress towards the NRC’s goals to increase advanced training and careers in STEM fields, to expand the STEM-capable workforce and to increase scientific literacy among the general public. The Monitoring Progress summarizes the 14 indicators and tracks progress towards the initial report’s recommendations.