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STEM Innovation Collaborative
The Collaborative Is Addressing Compelling Needs
The National Need is significant: 80 % of the jobs created in the next decade will require math and science skills. Student aren’t developing needed skills: In 2009, just 34% of U.S. 8th graders were rated proficient or higher in a national math assessment, and more than 25% scored below the basic level. In an international exam given in 2006, U.S. high school students ranked 21st out of 30 industrialized nations in science and 25th in math. Only 43% of U.S. high school graduates in 2010 were ready for college work in math and only 29% were ready in science. Student interest is too low: 84% of middle school students saying they would rather clean their room, eat their vegetables, go to the dentist or take out the garbage than learn math or science.
Locally, our data also highlights issues and opportunities
Increase the number of students graduating high school with interest in and preparation for STEM post-secondary studies and careers, as measured by:
Cradle To Career Community
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