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Indicators for Monitoring Undergraduate STEM Education

March 26, 2018
(10:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT)
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC

Indicators coverLAlthough many local, state, and national initiatives are currently underway to improve teaching and learning in STEM fields, policymakers have lacked information on the overall national status of undergraduate STEM education. The report aims to fill this gap, proposing 3 overarching national goals to improve the quality and impact of undergraduate STEM education, along with indicators to monitor progress toward each goal.

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The Criminal Justice System and Social Exclusion: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

April 3-4, 2018

Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Social ExclusionJoin the Committee on Law and Justice for a workshop discussing the relationship between the criminal justice system and social exclusion, with a special focus on differences across race, gender, and ethnicity.

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Recent Publications

Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education

ECE ChildrenThis new report from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families offers recommendations for making early childhood education and care more affordable for families, linking funding to high quality-standards, and financing the transformation of the education and care workforce.

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Workshop Proceedings
Design, Selection, and Implementation of Instructional Materials for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

STEM MaterialsLThis publication from the Board on Science Education summarizes a workshop held in June 2017 that focused on the development of instructional materials that reflect the principles of the Framework for K-12 Science Education (2012) and the Next Generation Science Standards (2013) (NGSS). The workshop brought together experts involved with developing tools for selection and design of instructional materials as well as curriculum developers and researchers who are designing materials aligned with NGSS.

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Measuring the 21st Century Science and Engineering Workforce Population: Evolving Needs

NCSESThis report from the Committee on National Statistics assesses and provides guidance on the National Science Foundations’ National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics approach to measuring the science and engineering workforce population in the United States and provides a framework for measuring the workforce in the next decade and beyond.

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Indicators for Monitoring Undergraduate STEM Education

Indicators coverLThis report identifies a set of national-level indicators to measure the status and quality of undergraduate STEM education over multiple years. The report also identifies types of data that will need to be collected in order to put the indicators to use, along with possible strategies to gather this data.

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