STEMtistics - K-12

Girls Less Interested in Math

Fifty percent of male high school graduates said math was one of their favorite subjects, compared to just 43 percent of female high school graduates. 

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, 2015.

Tags: math, women & girls, K-12

Girls Take Tougher Courses

Girls are more likely than boys to earn credits in Alegrebra II, precalculus, advanced biology, chemistry, and health science. 

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, 2015.

Tags: women & girls, K-12

CTEq Companies Reach 330K Young People

Change the Equation member companies reached more than 330,000 young people through their investments in STEMworks programs in 2014.

Tags: K-12, math, science

Filling positions in health care

Among jobs that only require a high school diploma, STEM-intensive health care positions like medical and lab technicians are the hardest to fill.

Source: Brookings Institution, Still Searching: Job Vacancies and STEM Skills, 2014.

Tags: jobs & workforce, K-12

U.S. Science Literacy

In Science Literacy, students in 16 OECD countries scored significantly higher than U.S. students, and students in nine scored lower. The U.S. average scale score was 497. Scores ranged from 580 in Shangai-China to 373 in Peru.

Source: Programme for International Student Assessment, OECD, 2012.

Tags: K-12, science, Vital Signs

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