Broadening Participation—Making STEM Learning Relevant and Rigorous for All Students

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This brief reviews findings from a number of recent studies, including NAEP and ACT, along with a series of reports, which reveal critical STEM learning opportunity gaps for students from underrepresented groups and a need to strengthen STEM education for all students. Featuring insights from leading researchers, the brief describes National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12 projects that are identifying strategies to improve STEM instruction, remove barriers to effective STEM learning for members of underrepresented groups, and strengthen K-12 STEM education for all students. The brief concludes by presenting five approaches that show promise to make STEM learning more rigorous, relevant, and effective.


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9 pp.
Broadening participation in STEM