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We’re walking the talk. And getting results, statewide.

Washington STEM is advancing a shared vision of excellence, equity, and innovation in STEM education. We will be successful when all students in Washington are STEM literate, prepared for and succeed in post-secondary STEM pathways, and obtain family wage-earning jobs. To track against these goals, we have identified the following student and teacher outcomes:

  • STEM Proficiency: Students are literate and skilled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • STEM Identity: Students have positive self-beliefs in relation to STEM, are interested in STEM, and expect to succeed in STEM.
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: Students use higher-order thinking strategies to analyze evidence, generate explanations, make judgments, and solve problems.
  • Creative Thinking: Students demonstrate originality and inventiveness when generating ideas, consider practical limitations, and are willing to take intellectual risks in order to learn.
  • College Ready: Students enroll in and complete courses in STEM disciplines that prepare them to enter post-secondary education without the need for remediation.
  • Post-Secondary Completion: Students earn career-ready credentials or college degrees in STEM disciplines that match regional workforce needs.
  • Workforce: Students obtain family wage j-earning jobs in STEM fields that provide opportunity for mobility and advancement.
  • STEM Content Knowledge: Teachers have deep content knowledge in STEM subjects.
  • STEM Pedagogical Mastery: Teachers have mastery of the pedagogical knowledge and practices needed for teaching STEM subjects.
  • Effective Teacher-Student Relationships: Teachers are conscious of and effectively respond to students’ needs, interests, perspectives, and motivations to inspire and engage them in STEM.
  • Connecting Classroom and Community: Teachers utilize a network of STEM professionals and community assets to develop instructional practices that engage students in authentic STEM experiences.
  • Peer Mentoring: Teachers model continuous learning and professional excellence by sharing craft knowledge, best practices, resources, and insights to support the professional growth of their peers.

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