No More Spiral Curriculum - Why STEM Learning Has Improved in the US
|Dr. Linda Rosen, CEO of the Change the Equation|
Photo downloaded from the STEMConnector
Change the Equation highlights data and statistics that should help guide policies in STEM education. The following are examples (These figures are taken from STEMtistics):
But some things have changed for the better:
• We have actually gained real ground in math and science since 1995.
• States like Massachusetts and Minnesota, which created better standards and helped schools do a better job of teaching those standards, are seeing world-class results for their efforts.
• We now understand the importance of focusing on a small number of key topics in depth. More important, we're finally beginning to act on that understanding. No more 'spiral curriculum' or content that is "a mile wide and an inch deep."
• We understand the need to increase high school graduation requirements in math and science.