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ERIC Number: EJ973549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1084-6522
Are STEM High School Students Entering the STEM Pipeline?
Franco, M. Suzanne; Patel, Nimisha H.; Lindsey, Jill
NCSSSMST Journal, v17 n1 p14-23 Spr 2012
This study compared the career skills and interests for students in two STEM schools to national data. Students completed the KUDER skills assessment and career planning online tools. Results were compared across school, grade level, and sex. The results provided evidence that STEM high school students expressed career intents in predominately STEM-related careers at twice the national rate. Between 42 and 44% of STEM school students hold STEM-related career intents, and these intents resulted in more than half of the School B STEM school students majoring in STEM fields in college (School A will graduate its first class in 2013). This is double the national percentage of high schools graduates pursuing STEM-related college studies, suggesting that STEM high school students are entering the STEM pipeline. (Contains 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A