Data-driven Impact in STEM

Our STEM by the Numbers report series offer statewide and region-by-region analyses of the need for STEM talent and opportunities for student success through STEM.

Data-driven Impact in STEM

Our STEM by the Numbers report series offer statewide and region-by-region analyses of the need for STEM talent and opportunities for student success through STEM.

Overview

 

Each region of our state has developed innovative approaches to STEM education that lead to high-demand careers, from agriculture tech to healthcare to advanced manufacturing. And each region has equity and opportunity gaps. What would happen if every region in our state had opportunities for all young people to be on track to attain a family-sustaining job?

Our state has an opportunity to better support students of color, students with low-income and rural backgrounds, and young women by removing systemic gaps to access high-demand credentials and family-sustaining careers. By prioritizing those student populations, we are ensuring that all of our state’s residents have access to opportunity, and we are securing our state’s economic future.
 

Read and Download: STEM by the Numbers – Executive Summary

 

 

How We’re Measuring Impact

 

Together with our partners, we are advocating for and developing regionalized, cross-sector, and longitudinal data on 30 indicators to tell us which Washington students are able to earn credentials and access family-sustaining jobs. We highlight student outcomes indicators above, and in future publications we will report on systems indicators, like high school course offerings and availability of STEM professional learning and supports.

 

 

STEM Networks from Tacoma and Vancouver to Wenatchee and Yakima are participating in theWashington Early Math Coalition, working to identify the resources and systems supporting early math learning and identifying high-leverage opportunities where new investments would yield the largest return on investment for children and families. 250,000 children of color, low-income, and rural children will be supported by family members and early educators better prepared to support their early math learning.

Our STEM Networks are also co-leads for ten regional coalitions that will create 29,000 career connected learning opportunities throughout the state in the next two years and 100,000 opportunities over five years. This work is made possible through Governor Jay Inslee’s appropriation of $6.4 million in federal funds to Career Connect Washington.

Together, we are collectively working to bring about meaningful change for students in Washington. As an “outside, but alongside” partner, we support state agencies, local businesses, and educational leaders in identifying systems gaps, learning from peers about what works, and scaling relevant and responsive solutions.