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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Actions Needed to Better Assess the Federal Investment

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Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education The leadership of the Committee on STEM Education should improve public awareness of information on programs' performance assessments by documenting program-level information on performance assessments in its federal STEM education inventory. (Recommendation 2)
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The Committee agreed with this recommendation, and took some steps toward implementing it. One objective of the Committee's 5-year STEM education strategic plan, issued in December 2018, focuses on making program performance and outcomes publicly available. To achieve this objective, federal agencies that comprise the Committee are to document and share programs' performance assessment information for both internal strategic planning purposes and to inform public audiences. According to the annual report, issued in December 2021, Committee agencies shared information on how they assess the

Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education The leadership of the Committee on STEM Education should report required information on the participation rates of women, underrepresented minorities, and persons from rural areas in federal STEM education programs that collect this information. (Recommendation 3)
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The Committee agreed with this recommendation, and took some steps toward implementing it. According to the Committee's 5-year STEM education strategic plan, issued in December 2018, the Committee will develop a common reporting framework that federal agencies with STEM education programs can use to provide the rates of program participation by women, underrepresented minorities, and persons in rural areas. According to its annual report, issued in December 2020, the Committee has developed standard definitions for the terms "participant" and "rural," which will help ensure it can meaningfully

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