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Earl Gregg Swem Library

BLS Statistics by Occupation

Categories: Labor/Employment,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2014/occupations/

Provides an overview of occupational employment and wages as of May 2013 with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Students Make New Gains on Mathematics SOLs

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2014/08_aug27.shtml

Reports results of Virginia school students on math, reading, science, and social science Standards of Learning exams for 2013-14 and compares results to previous two years.  Also provides links to results by state, school division, and individual schools.  From the Virginia Department of Education

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Assessing the Relationship between Education and the Workforce

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/663079.pdf

Examines recent trends in the number of STEM degrees and jobs in STEM fields, the extent to which postsecondary STEM education programs take workforce needs into consideration, and the extent to which K-12 STEM education programs prepare students for postsecondary STEM education.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Foreign Graduate Enrollment in Science and Engineering Continues to Rise While Overall Graduate Enrollment Remains Flat

Categories: Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf14313/nsf14313.pdf

Records a 1.7% drop in graduate enrollment in science and engineering programs by citizens and permanent residents but a 4.3% increase in foreign graduate enrollment.  Also offers statistics about characteristics of enrollees and fields of enrollment. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

The Nation’s Report Card: Mathematics 2013 State Snapshot Reports for Grade 12

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/stt2013/201408212.aspx

One  page reports per state which volunteered to participate.  Reports results by gender and race and compares changes since 2009.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Nation’s Report Card: 2013 Mathematics and Reading Grade 12 Assessments

Categories: Education,Headlines,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2014087

Presents results for 12th graders on the math and reading tests of the National Assessment of Educational Progress.   From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

STEM Education for the Innovation Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Mathematics,Science/Technology

http://www.jec.senate.gov/public/?a=Files.Serve&File_id=9bfced75-07a0-466b-a94b-8ab399582995

Examines the growing demand for employees skilled in science, technology, engineering, and math fields, the current rate at which students in these fields are graduating, and policy changes that could result in more supply to meet the demand.  From the Joint Economic Committee

 

Science and Engineering Indicators 2014

Categories: Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind14/content/etc/nsb1401.pdf

The 21st in a series of biennial reports on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and workforce, U.S. and international research and development performance, U.S. competitiveness in technology, and public attitudes and understanding of science and engineering.  From the National Science Board and the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

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