Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Sunday, December 09, 2012
The State of STEM in the LAUSD
The State of STEM
Michael Batie Ph.D.
President Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers
1. Importance (Musen, 2010)
· Students who had taken Algebra II in high school were twice as likely to earn a bachelor’s degree as students who had not taken this course but had also enrolled in college (Adelman 2006).
· Algebra I acts as a gateway to a bachelor’s degree.
2. STEM achievement data for Black students (see handout).
3. Mathematics must be the focus.
4. Where? (see handout)
· Move corporations to focus resources to include an emphasis on math.
· Create synergies among Black professional organizations around math in our respective programs.
· Agree on a set of core math expectations, and how to implement them within each of our organizational and program frameworks.
· Evaluate and disseminate results.
6. The future
· Next Generation Science Standards
√ The first step in a process to create new standards in K-12 science education.
√ Engineering design.
√ Links among engineering, technology, science, and society.
Musen, L. (2010). Pre-algebra and Algebra Enrollment and Achievement. Taken from http://annenberginstitute.org/pdf/ 12/6/2012