Achievement: An individual’s ability and skills in STEM subjects
Measures of STEM achievement take place at the end of the continuum and show how successful we have been at cultivating STEM identity, sparking STEM interest, and improving STEM access. Where there is room for improvement, we must ask ourselves: Are we eliminating barriers? Are we providing environments and experiences that provide learners what they need to see themselves in STEM? Are we sparking young people's interest so that they are engaged, participate, and succeed in STEM?
5th grade science
8th grade math
Room for improvement
We have room for improvement on measures of STEM achievement. Today, 22% of jobs in Minnesota are in STEM, with 7% growth in STEM jobs expected through 2028. We all have a role to play and a shared interest in fostering a future-ready Minnesota.