STEM in Minnesota

Resources and Links

Additional resources

Change the Equation
Minnesota STEM Vital Signs.

getSTEM
Web portal connecting educators and businesses.

Minnesota STEM Teacher Center
Frameworks for the Minnesota Mathematics and Science Standards.

MN STEM
Web portal connecting youth and families, students, and teachers with speakers and businesses for STEM educational opportunities.

SciMathMN
Nonprofit statewide education and business coalition advocating for quality K-12 STEM education.

The State of Minnesota Public Education, 2014: A MinnCAN Research Report
Each year, MinnCAN publishes the State of Minnesota Public Education report to compile characteristics of the Minnesota public school system and its students, and to track measures of student achievement across elementary, middle, and high school.

STEMconnector
Minnesota state profile and Innovation Vital Signs report.

STEM Education Data and Trends
Tool from the National Science Board for accessing national STEM education data.

STEM in Minnesota: Education and Workforce Disparities by Race/Ethnicity, Income, and Gender
Research papers that present data and strategies for addressing racial, income, and gender gaps in STEM achievement, college readiness, interest, degree completion, and workforce participation

What Works Clearinghouse
Repository of research on the effectiveness of education interventions maintained by the U.S. Department of Education Institute for Education Sciences.

Technology Education STEM Resources
This website provides an extensive list of educational resources in science, technology, math and engineering related topics. Topics include STEM voices on social media; elementary, middle and high school lessons, games and projects; scholarship and career information; STEM news; and women in STEM.

Support early learning

Barnett, W. S., Carolan, M. E., Fitzgerald, J., & Squires, J. H. (2011). The state of preschool 2011. Retrieved from National Institute for Early Education Research website: http://nieer.org/yearbook

Denton, K., & West, J. (2002). Children's reading and mathematics achievement in kindergarten and first grade (NCES No. 2002125). Retrieved from National Center for Education Statistics website: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2002/2002125.pdf

MacFarland, J., & Krupicka, R. (2013). Tomorrow's science, technology, engineering and math workforce starts with early education. Retrieved from ReadyNation website:  http://www.readynation.org/uploads/
20130318_ReadyNationSTEMBrieflowresnoendnotes.pdf

Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota Department of Human Services. (2005). Early childhood indicators of progress: Minnesota's early learning standards. Retrieved from http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/groups/children/documents/pub/dhs16_144667.pdf

Mueller, D. (2006). Tackling the achievement gap head on. Retrieved from Wilder Research website: http://www.wilder.org/redirects/TacklingtheAchievementGapHeadOn.html

Ready Nation. (2013). Tomorrow's science, technology, engineering, and math workforce starts with early education. Retrieved from http://www.readynation.org/uploads/
/20130318_ReadyNationSTEMBrieflowresnoendnotes.pdf

Inspire interest

Afterschool Alliance. (2011). STEM learning in afterschool: An analysis of impact and outcomes.  Retrieved from http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/STEM-Afterschool-Outcomes.pdf

Bell, P., Lewenstein, B., Shouse, A. W., & Feder, M. A. (Eds.). (2009). Learning science in informal environments: People, places, and pursuits. Retrieved from http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12190

Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy of the 21st Century: An Agenda for American Science and Technology, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine. (2007). Rising above the gathering storm: Energizing and employing America for a brighter economic future. Retrieved from The National Academies Press website: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11463&page=1

Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States, National Research Council. (2010). Preparing teachers: Building evidence for sound policy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Denton, K., & West, J. (2002). Children's reading and mathematics achievement in kindergarten and first grade (NCES No. 2002125). Retrieved from National Center for Education Statistics website: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2002/2002125.pdf

Duncan, G., Dowsett, C., Claessens, A., Magnuson, K., Huston, A., Klebanov, P. . . . Japel, C. (2007). School readiness and later achievement. Developmental Psychology, 43(6), 1428-1446.

Hojnoski, R. L., Silberglitt, B., & Floyd, R. G. (2009). Sensitivity to growth over time of the preschool numeracy indicators with a sample of preschoolers in Head Start. School Psychology Review, 38(3), 402–418.

Human Capital Research Collaborative. (2011). Assessing the validity of Minnesota school readiness indicators: Summary report. Retrieved from http://humancapitalrc.org/mn_school_readiness_indicators.pdf

McClure, P., & Rodriguez, A. (2007). Factors related to advanced course-taking patterns, persistence in science technology engineering and mathematics, and the role of out-of-school time programs: A literature review. Retrieved from The Coalition for Science After School website: http://dev.afterschoolscience.org/pdf/member_publications/LiteratureReview-factorsrelated.pdf

MN P-20 Education Partnership. (2011). STEM achievement gap strategic planning workgroup final report. Retrieved from http://mnp20.org/working_groups/documents/
December152011WorkingGroupReport-STEMAchievementGapFinal3Report.pdf

National Research Council. (2007). Taking science to school: Learning and teaching science in grades K-8. Retrieved from The National Academies Press website: http://nap.edu/download.php?record_id=11625

National Research Council. (2011). Successful K–12 STEM education: Identifying effective approaches in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Retrieved from The National Academies Press website: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13158

National Research Council, Committee on a Conceptual Framework for New K-12 Science Education Standards. (2012). A framework for K-12 science education: Practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas. Retrieved from The National Academies Press website: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13165

National Science Foundation, National Science Board. (2010). Preparing the next generation of STEM innovators: Identifying and developing our nation's human capital (No. NSB-10-33). Retrieved from http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2010/nsb1033.pdf

President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. (2010). Report to the President, Prepare and inspire: K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for America's future. Retrieved from http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/pcast-stemed-report.pdf 

Schroeder, C., Scott, T., Tolson, H., Huang, T., Lee, Y. (2007).  Meta-analysis of national research regarding science teaching.  Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 44(10),1436–1460. Retrieved from: http://cmse.tamu.edu/pdf/FinalInitialreport-TexasScienceInitiative.pdf

Make connections and build foundations

Becker, K., & Park, K. (2011). Effects of integrative approaches among science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects on students' learning: A preliminary meta-analysis. Journal of STEM Education, 12(5 /6), 23-37. Retrieved from: http://ojs.jstem.org/index.php?journal=JSTEM&page=article&op=
view&path[]=1509&path[]=1394

Business-Higher Education Forum. (2010). Increasing the number of STEM graduates: Insights from the U.S. STEM education and modeling project. Retrieved from http://www.bhef.com/sites/bhef.drupalgardens.com/files/report_2010_increasing
_the_number_of_stem_grads.pdf

Committee on STEM Education, National Science and Technology Council. (2013). Federal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, 5-year strategic plan.  Retrieved from: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/stem_stratplan_2013.pdf

Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States, National Research Council. (2010). Preparing teachers: Building evidence for sound policy. Retrieved from The National Academies Press website: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12882

Darling-Hammond, L. (2010). The flat world and education: How America's commitment to equity will determine our future. New York: Teachers College Press.

Fulton, K., & Britton, T. (2011). STEM teachers in professional learning communities: From good teachers to great teaching. Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED521328.pdf

Gozali-Lee, E., Mueller, D., Streich, F., & Bartholomay, A. (2015). 2014-2015 STEM Pathways Evaluation. Retrieved from http://www.wilder.org/studies/STEM%20Pathways/1659

Hurley, M. (2001). Reviewing integrated science and mathematics: The search for evidence and definitions from new perspectives. Science and Mathematics, 101, 259–268.

Hyde, J. S., & Linn, M. C. (2006). Gender similarities in mathematics and science. Science, 314, 599–600.

MN P-20 Education Partnership. (2011). STEM achievement gap strategic planning workgroup final report. Retrieved from http://mnp20.org/working_groups/documents/
December152011WorkingGroupReport-STEMAchievementGapFinal3Report.pdf

Mullis, I. V. S., Martin, M. O., Foy, P., & Arora, A. (2012). TIMSS 2011 international results in mathematics. Retrieved from TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center website: http://timssandpirls.bc.edu/timss2011/international-results-mathematics.html

National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, & Institute of Medicine. (2011).
Expanding underrepresented minority participation: America's science and technology talent at the crossroads. Retrieved from The National Academies Press website: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12984

National Research Council. (2007). Taking science to school: Learning and teaching science in grades K-8. Retrieved from The National Academies Press website: http://nap.edu/download.php?record_id=11625

National Science Board. (2012). Science and engineering indicators 2012 (No. NSB 12-01). Retrieved from National Science Foundation website: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind12/pdf/seind12.pdf

National Science Foundation, National Science Board. (2010). Preparing the next generation of STEM innovators: Identifying and developing our nation's human capital (NSB-10-33). Retrieved from http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2010/nsb1033.pdf

President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. (2010). Report to the President, Prepare and inspire: K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for America's future. Retrieved from http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/pcast-stemed-report.pdf

Ross, T., Kena, G., Rathbun, A., KewalRamani, A., Zhang, J., Kristapovich, P., & Manning, E. (2012). Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study (NCES No. 2012-046). Retrieved from National Center for Education Statistics website: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2012/2012046.pdf

STEM vital signs. (n.d.). Change the equation. Retrieved from http://vitalsigns.changetheequation.org/

Thomasian, J. (2011). Building a science, technology, engineering, and math education agenda: An update of state actions. Retrieved from National Governors Association website: http://www.nga.org/files/live/sites/NGA/files/pdf/1112STEMGUIDE.PDF

U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics. (2012). Highlights from TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and science achievement of U.S. fourth- and eighth-grade students in an international context. Retrieved from http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013009rev

Excite, challenge, and prepare

ACT, Inc. (2006). Ready for college and ready for work: Same or different?  Retrieved from http://www.act.org/research/policymakers/pdf/ReadinessBrief.pdf

ACT, Inc. (2010). What are ACT's college readiness benchmarks? Retrieved from http://www.act.org/research/policymakers/pdf/benchmarks.pdf

Bolyard, J. J., & Moyer-Packenham, P. S. (2008). A review of the literature on mathematics and science teacher quality. Peabody Journal of Education, 83(4), 509–535.

Bottoms, G., & Uhn, J. (2007). Project Lead the Way works: A new type of career and technical program.  Retrieved from Southern Regional Educational Board website: http://publications.sreb.org/2007/07V29_Research_Brief_PLTW.pdf

Business-Higher Education Forum. (2010). Increasing the number of STEM graduates: Insights from the U.S. STEM education and modeling project. Retrieved from http://www.bhef.com/solutions/documents/BHEF_STEM_Report.pdf

Chen, X., & Weko, T. (2009). Students who study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in postsecondary education (No. NCES 2009-161). Retrieved from National Center for Education Statistics website: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2009/2009161.pdf

Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy of the 21st Century: An Agenda for American Science and Technology, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine. (2007). Rising above the gathering storm: Energizing and employing America for a brighter economic future. Retrieved from The National Academies Press website: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11463&page=1

Committee on STEM Education, National Science and Technology Council. (2013). Federal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, 5-year strategic plan. Retrieved from: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/stem_stratplan_2013.pdf

Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States, National Research Council. (2010). Preparing teachers: Building evidence for sound policy. Retrieved from The National Academies Press website: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12882

Executive Office of the President, President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. (2012). Engage to excel: Producing one million additional college graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Retrieved from: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/pcast-engage-to-excel-final_2-25-12.pdf

Fancsali, C. (2002). What we know about girls, STEM, and afterschool programs: A summary. Retrieved from Maryland MESA website: http://www.jhuapl.edu/mesa/resources/docs/whatweknow.pdf

Hanebutt, Rachel; Christopher, Elise M. (2016) Student Self-Assessment of Math and Science Ability in High School. Retrieved from National Center for Education Statistics website:
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2016164

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities & University of Minnesota. (2011). Getting prepared: A 2010 report on recent high school graduates who took developmental/remedial courses. Retrieved from http://www.mnscu.edu/media/publications/pdf/gettingprepared10.pdf

Mueller, D., & Gozali-Lee, E. (2013). College and career readiness: A review and analysis conducted for Generation Next. Saint Paul, MN: Wilder Research.

National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, & Institute of Medicine. (2011).
Expanding underrepresented minority participation: America's science and technology talent at the crossroads. Retrieved from The National Academies Press website: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12984

National Research Council. (2002). Learning and understanding: Improving advanced study of mathematics and science in U.S. high schools. Retrieved from The National Academies Press website: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10129

National Research Council. (2011). Successful K-12 STEM education: Identifying effective approaches in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Retrieved from STEM Reports website: http://www.stemreports.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/NRC_STEM_2.pdf

National Science Board. (2012). Science and engineering indicators 2012 (No. NSB 12-01). Retrieved from National Science Foundation website: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind12/pdf/seind12.pdf

President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. (2010). Report to the President, Prepare and inspire: K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for America's future. Retrieved from http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/pcast-stemed-report.pdf

Ross, T., Kena, G., Rathbun, A., KewalRamani, A., Zhang, J., Kristapovich, P., & Manning, E. (2012). Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study (NCES No. 2012-046). Retrieved from National Center for Education Statistics website: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2012/2012046.pdf

STEM vital signs. (n.d.). Change the equation. Retrieved from http://vitalsigns.changetheequation.org/

Stone, J. R., III, Alfeld, C., & Pearson, D. (2008). Rigor and relevance: Testing a model of enhanced math learning in career and technical education. American Education Research Journal, 45, 767-795.

Thomasian, J. (2011). Building a science, technology, engineering, and math education agenda: An update of state actions. Retrieved from National Governors Association website: http://www.nga.org/files/live/sites/NGA/files/pdf/1112STEMGUIDE.PDF

Toldson, I. A., & Esters, L. L. (2012). The quest for excellence: Supporting the academic success of minority males in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Retrieved from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities website: http://www.aplu.org/document.doc?id=3680

Work, advance, and innovate

Association for Women in Science. (n.d.). Industry best practices. Retrieved from: http://awis.org/associations/9417/files/Industry_Best_Practices.pdf

Carnevale, A., Smith, N., & Strohl, J. (2010). Help wanted: Projections of jobs and education requirements through 2018. Retrieved from Center on Education and the Workforce website: https://cew.georgetown.edu/report/help-wanted/

Hill, C., Corbett, C., & St. Rose, A. (2010). Why so few? Women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Retrieved from AAUW website: http://www.aauw.org/files/2013/02/Why-So-Few-Women-in-Science-Technology-Engineering-and-Mathematics.pdf

Minnesota State Demographic Center. (2013). The time for talent. Retrieved from http://mn.gov/admin/images/the-time-for-talent-msdc-march2013.pdf

National Science Board. (2012). Science and engineering indicators 2012 (NSB 12-01). Retrieved from National Science Foundation website: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind12/pdf/seind12.pdf

National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics. (2011). Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering: 2011 (Special Report NSF 11-309). Retrieved from http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/women/

Ross, T., Kena, G., Rathbun, A., KewalRamani, A., Zhang, J., Kristapovich, P., & Manning, E. (2012). Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study (No. NCES 2012-046).  Retrieved from National Center for Education Statistics website: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2012/2012046.pdf

Rothwell, J. (2013). The Hidden STEM economy. Retrieved from Brookings website:
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/reports/2013/06/
10%20stem%20economy%20rothwell/thehiddenstemeconomy610.pdf

Technology Foundation. (2005). Best practices for the advancement and retention of women in technology. Retrieved from: http://www.mcwtf.org/files/mcwt/51/file/
MCWTF%20Professional%20Women%20Docs/MCWT.Best.Practices.1.summary.pdf

Thomasian, J. (2011). Building a science, technology, engineering, and math education agenda: An update of state actions. Retrieved from National Governors Association website: http://www.nga.org/files/live/sites/NGA/files/pdf/1112STEMGUIDE.PDF

Disparities

Business-Higher Education Forum. (2010). Increasing the number of STEM graduates: Insights from the U.S. STEM education and modeling project. Retrieved from http://www.bhef.com/solutions/documents/BHEF_STEM_Report.pdf

Chen, X., & Weko, T. (2009). Students who study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in postsecondary education (No. NCES 2009-161). Retrieved from National Center for Education Statistics website: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2009/2009161.pdf

Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy of the 21st Century: An Agenda for American Science and Technology, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine. (2007). Rising above the gathering storm: Energizing and employing America for a brighter economic future. Retrieved from The National Academies Press website: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11463&page=1

Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States, National Research Council. (2010). Preparing teachers: Building evidence for sound policy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Denton, K., & West, J. (2002). Children's reading and mathematics achievement in kindergarten and first grade (No. NCES 2002125). Retrieved from National Center for Education Statistics website: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2002/2002125.pdf

Hargrove, L., Godin, D., & Dodd, B. (2008). College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences. Retrieved from The College Board website: http://research.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/publications/2012/7/researchreport-2008-3-college-outcomes-ap-non-ap-high-school-experiences.pdf

Hill, C., Corbett, C., & St. Rose, A. (2010). Why so few? Women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Retrieved from AAUW website: http://www.aauw.org/learn/research/upload/whysofew.pdf

Hyde, J. S., & Linn, M. C. (2006). Gender similarities in mathematics and science. Science, 314(5799), 599–600.

Lyon, G., Jafri, J., & St. Louis, K. (2012). Beyond the pipeline: STEM pathways for youth development. After School Matters, 16, 48–57.

Landivar, L. C. (2013). Disparities in STEM employment by sex, race, and Hispanic origin. Retrieved from United States Census Bureau website: http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acs-24.pdf

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities & University of Minnesota. (2011). Getting prepared: A 2010 report on recent high school graduates who took developmental/remedial courses. Retrieved from http://www.mnscu.edu/media/publications/pdf/gettingprepared10.pdf

Mueller, D. (2006). Tackling the achievement gap head on. Retrieved from Wilder Research website: http://www.wilder.org/redirects/TacklingtheAchievementGapHeadOn.html

Museus, S. D., Palmer, R. T., Davis, R. J., & Maramba, D. C. (2011). Special issue: Racial and ethnic minority students' success in STEM education. ASHE Higher Education Report, 36(6), 1–140.

National Science Board. (2012). Science and engineering indicators 2012 (No. NSB 12-01). Retrieved from National Science Foundation website: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind12/pdf/seind12.pdf

National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics. (2011). Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering: 2011 (No. Special Report NSF 11-309). Retrieved from http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/women/

National Science Foundation, National Science Board. (2010). Preparing the next generation of STEM innovators: Identifying and developing our nation's human capital (No. NSB-10-33). Retrieved from http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2010/nsb1033.pdf

President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. (2010). Report to the President, Prepare and inspire: K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for America's future. Retrieved from http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/pcast-stemed-report.pdf 

Ready Nation. (2013). Tomorrow's science, technology, engineering, and math workforce starts with early education. Retrieved from http://www.readynation.org/uploads//
20130318_ReadyNationSTEMBrieflowresnoendnotes.pdf

Ross, T., Kena, G., Rathbun, A., KewalRamani, A., Zhang, J., Kristapovich, P., & Manning, E. (2012). Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study (No. NCES 2012-046). Retrieved from National Center for Education Statistics website: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2012/2012046.pdf

STEM Vital Signs. (n.d.). Change the equation. Retrieved from http://vitalsigns.changetheequation.org/

Thomasian, J. (2011). Building a science, technology, engineering, and math education agenda: An update of state actions. Retrieved from National Governors Association website: http://www.nga.org/files/live/sites/NGA/files/pdf/1112STEMGUIDE.PDF

U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, (n.d.). National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Retrieved from http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/

U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, (n.d.). Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Retrieved from http://nces.ed.gov/timss/

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