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Degrees Awarded

It is clear that the trends involving gender seen in university entry rates persist through degree completion. Women earn more than half of all first university degrees in Canada, the…

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NAEP

The United States carries out the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to assess elementary and secondary students in the United States on subjects including mathematics and science.

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U.S. Trends

Space leaders, and other relevant agencies in the United States have frequently expressed concerns that the supply of potential new STEM workers is not adequate to meet future demands

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TIMSS

TIMSS also collects data on differences in mathematics and science achievement between boys and girls.

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2008 – Demographics

Women constituted a majority of students who received post-secondary degrees. In 2006, some ##% of all bachelor’s degrees were awarded to women, up from ##% in 1986. In degree fields…

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2008 – Post-secondary STEM Education

New manpower, especially the recruitment of talented college graduates with degrees in such fields as astronomy; aeronautical and astronautical engineering; atmospheric, Earth, and space sciences; and mathematics, will be key…

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2008 – TIMSS

To gauge how U.S. elementary and middle school students compare with other students in math and science, the results of a test administered by the U.S. Department of Education, known…

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2008 – NAEP

Starting at the 4th grade level, only ##% of students tested proficient or higher in mathematics in 2007, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as…

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2008 – Top-level Trends

“Many young people today with a technical bent are more entranced with the Internet or biotechnology than space exploration. Space travel, after all, was a fascination of their parents’ generation,”…

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2012 – Demographics

Universities in the United States attract a large number of foreign students. The largest proportion of these students comes from ##, followed by ## and ##. Retaining these highly trained…

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