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Document Number: 8681

STEM Coursetaking Among High School Graduates, 1990-2005 - Educators and experts in technical fields have expressed concern about the academic preparation of U.S. students in STEM fields. Using data from NAEP Transcript Study, this brief compares STEM coursetaking among 2005 high school graduates with that of 1990 and 2000 graduates. Graduates from the class of 2005 earned more credits in advanced mathematics, advanced science and engineering, and STEM-related technical courses than did their 1990 peers. Gains were found across gender, racial/ethnic groups, and community types. (MPR Associates Inc., December 2009)...

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