STEMtistics - STEM & the states

39 states

Thirty-nine: the number of states whose prior math standards were "clearly inferior" to Common Core math standards.

Source: Thomas B. Fordham Institute, The State of State Standards—and the Common Core—in 2010

Tags: Common Core, standards, STEM & the states, math

Uneven Return on Investment

Amount spent for each student who is considered "proficient" in math: North Carolina- $20,417 Hawaii- $40,572 Washington, DC- $69,441

Source: CTEq Vital Signs analysis of U.S. Department of Education data from 2009..

Tags: K-12, math, STEM & the states, Vital Signs

Low and inconsistent standards

States set the bar for passing their science tests in wildly different places, many of them below "basic" on the Nation's Report Card. (Download the gif here)

Source: Change the Equation, All Over the Map, 2011


Tags: Vital Signs, science, K-12, standards, STEM & the states