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Office of Shared Accountability Reports

MCPS Graduates earning College Degrees in STEM-Related Fields

Description:

The report, using data available from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), examines 2001 through 2006 MCPS graduates earning college degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The study examined the proportions of students in these six cohorts earning various types of STEM degrees, as well as their high school achievement and course taking patterns.

Recommendations:

  • Explore ways to engage more students in STEM subjects, especially technology, engineering, and mathematics to increase participation in STEM-related fields after high school.
  • Explore ways to engage more female students in STEM subjects in order to close the gender gap between female and male graduates who earn a STEM bachelor's degree.
  • Explore ways to engage all student racial/ethnic subgroups in STEM subjects to close the gap between these groups.
  • Develop a centralized student specific tracking system of individual participation in specific school-level academies and programs in order to track students with STEM bachelor's degrees and their participation in STEM-related high school programs.

    File Name: Bachelor Degrees in STEM Report_Final.pdf (665KB PDF)

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