Data from 2013-2016 shows that students whose teachers participated in STEM TQ scored higher on Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests in these areas. On average, students scored 10 points better on the MAP test in math and eight points better in science. The biggest gains were seen in 5th grade performance, which were 30 points higher in math and 17 points higher in science.
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.