Recently the national STEM group, Change the Equation, developed a 50 state report and data dashboard on STEM education. This effort highlights key indicators on student performance, teacher preparation, state standards and transition from high school to college or career. Missouri’s data, and all 50 states, can be found at the Change the Equation website.
“Missouri is raising the bar. The state has joined 44 others in adopting rigorous math standards for K–12—the Common Core State Standards—and it is working with other states to create robust tests aligned to those standards. These are promising developments, but to succeed amid profound practical, political and financial challenges, the state has to maintain its resolve.” Change the Equation
Click here to view the report.
In 2009, a group of research and policy staff from the Missouri Dept. of Economic Development, Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Dept. of Higher Education, the Office of Social and Economic Analysis and the Missouri Mathematics and Science Coalition performed the vary first multi-agency data linking project. This project was funded by the National Governors Association (NGA) in an effort to tie state data sets together to perform timely and robust research to inform Missouri's citizens on the impact of education on the states economy. Focus was placed on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields and careers. All three reports can be found below: