Impact of STEM projects on Math scores

Elizabeth L. Shepard, Alfred University

Description

In recent years, STEM education has been implemented in curriculum to increase and strengthen our technology skills. Like the new common core standards, STEM provides structured inquiry and real-world problem based learning that require literacy skills. STEM literacy relates to the student’s ability to analyze and communicate ideas when solving complex problems. This research project will take a glance at the impact STEM projects have had on Math scores. The application section requires literacy elements such as vocabulary that students might not be accustomed to without the help of STEM literacy. The goal of this research will be to compare math scores primarily in the real world application section of the assessment in various STEM project districts and compare these scores to other school districts that utilize the STEM curriculum. This information can be useful to determine if there needs to be an increase in literacy within the STEM curriculum. The research will take into account the size of the school as well as how long they have taught STEM.

 
Apr 26th, 1:00 PM

Impact of STEM projects on Math scores

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In recent years, STEM education has been implemented in curriculum to increase and strengthen our technology skills. Like the new common core standards, STEM provides structured inquiry and real-world problem based learning that require literacy skills. STEM literacy relates to the student’s ability to analyze and communicate ideas when solving complex problems. This research project will take a glance at the impact STEM projects have had on Math scores. The application section requires literacy elements such as vocabulary that students might not be accustomed to without the help of STEM literacy. The goal of this research will be to compare math scores primarily in the real world application section of the assessment in various STEM project districts and compare these scores to other school districts that utilize the STEM curriculum. This information can be useful to determine if there needs to be an increase in literacy within the STEM curriculum. The research will take into account the size of the school as well as how long they have taught STEM.