Students whose teachers participate in STEM TQ score higher on standardized math and science tests. In addition, students who are taught by educators who have completed STEMpact education initiatives now see themselves working in a STEM job in the future.
How We Use STEM Statistics
From the beginning, STEMpact and STEM TQ have been focused on growing positive outcomes in STEM in the St. Louis area. To help our teachers, their students and our entire region improve, we place great importance on analyzing STEM statistics and affecting necessary change. An outside STEM education research professional has been working with STEM TQ to gather STEM statistics, evaluate changes over time and identify improvement areas so we can ensure progress is being made. We also gather feedback from participants in our programs, to make sure all voices are heard.
Feedback From STEM Teachers
My confidence as a STEM capable teacher has grown from the beginning of the year. I recognize and vocalize STEM connections in most lessons. I am motivated when I see success within my classroom, student engagement during STEM activities and enlightened when I see students making plans for their future.
I feel much more confident in my ability to be a STEM capable teacher. I feel that I have so many more resources at my fingertips, I know where to look for resources and I feel that I have a better understanding of what our community offers with respect to STEM careers.