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  • Keeping Illinois Competitive - Illinois STEM Education report
    educational system For the first time this report measures how Illinois is doing on key indicators of economic competitiveness in science technology engineering and mathematics STEM education Keeping Illinois Competitive identifies five challenges Academic achievement in the STEM subjects does not prepare all students for college success or living wage jobs Curricula are not aligned to 21st century knowledge and skills Many math and science teachers lack qualifications in their subject areas Investment in research and retaining STEM professionals has declined All citizens and workers need stronger skills in the STEM subjects Our state has a proud history in the four STEM fields Its businesses industries research institutions and schools have continuously been at the forefront of scientific economic and human development When challenged in the past Illinois has mustered the leadership the resources and the strength to build a world class economic and technological powerhouse We hope that Keeping Illinois Competitive will create a sense of urgency about STEM education issues among our colleagues and a willingness to benchmark an Illinois action plan against not just national but international standards Acknowledgements Northern Illinois University P 20 Task Force This report is an initiative of Northern Illinois University s P

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  • Keeping Illinois Competitive - Illinois STEM Education contacts
    Performance Aligning STEM Education to 21st Century Knowledge and Skills STEM Education Issues for 21st Century Competitiveness References and Appendices Obtain the Report Download Full Report PDF file 1223 KB Order Copies Contacts Marilyn Bellert Executive Assistant to Vice President

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  • Keeping Illinois Competitive - Illinois STEM Education links
    Pipeline ACT Mathematics Science Initiative U S Department of Education May 2003 Keeping America Competitive Careers in Manufacturing May 2003 http sheeo org k16 P16 pdf Student Success 2003 Betraying the College Dream Bridge Report 2003 Understanding University Success CEPR 2003 A Commitment to America s Future Business Higher Education Forum January 2005 Benchmarks of our Innovation Future The Knowledge Economy Taskforce on the Future of American Innovation February 2005 The World is Flat Thomas Friedman April 2005 Tapping America s Potential Business Roundtable July 2005 Rising Above the Gathering Storm National Academies Press November 2005 National Innovation Initiative Final Report InnovateAmerica National Center for Ed Statistics State by State Profiles http nces ed gov nationsreportcard states profile asp American Competitiveness Initiative President Bush and the Department of Education January 2006 PACE Act 2006 U S Congress and Department of Energy National Defense Education and Innovation Initiative http www aau edu reports NDEII pdf AAU January 2006 Strengthening Education Meeting the Challenge of a Changing world U S Department of Education February 2006 NSF Science and Engineering Indicators 2006 Condition of Education 2006 NCES 2006 The Nation s Report Card Science 2005 2006 Ready for College and Ready for Work

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  • Keeping Illinois Competitive - Illinois STEM Education News
    Century Knowledge and Skills STEM Education Issues for 21st Century Competitiveness References and Appendices Obtain the Report Download Full Report PDF file 1223 KB Order Copies News Related Media June 22 2006 Poll Finds Increasing Concern Over Public Schools Especially

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  • Keeping Illinois Competitive - Illinois STEM Education Executive Summary
    the importance of stronger science technology engineering and mathematics STEM education to our state s competitiveness This report identifies current strengths and critical challenges facing Illinois as it strives to flourish in a global economy where other nations and U S states compete Illinois future economic vitality requires a skilled workforce that can adapt to new technologies regardless of the occupation a research agenda for innovation and well informed productive citizens The 21st Century Illinois workers and citizens must have rich multi dimensional backgrounds in order to be successful in the emerging economic and cultural environment The focus of this report is on the STEM subjects science technology engineering and mathematics which comprise part of a comprehensive education After a review of demographic technological and globalization trends as well as Illinois performance on a variety of STEM indicators Keeping Illinois Competitive concludes that Illinois faces five challenges Addressing these challenges will require the public and private sectors working together to ensure that the STEM education system prepares the skilled workers needed to support Illinois economic development and quality of life Challenge One Student Academic Achievement Slightly more than half of Illinois high school students have the requisite mathematics and science

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  • Keeping Illinois Competitive - Illinois STEM Education Introduction
    S through investment in research and education U S investment in engineering math and related sciences has been flat for more than a decade High school students in the U S perform well below those in other industrialized nations in the fields of mathematics and science Each of these challenges directly affects science technology engineering and mathematics STEM education How can Illinois ensure that all citizens have the 21st Century skills needed to be effective citizens and gainfully employed How can Illinois ensure students leave high school with the necessary skills for citizenship work and postsecondary education How can Illinois ensure that appropriate investments support the innovation endeavors needed to keep the state globally competitive The U S was the primary leader in innovation in the 20th Century and now is only one of many countries investing heavily in education research and the infrastructure necessary to be a global leader According to the Council on Competitiveness Innovation will be the single most important factor in determining America s success through the 21st Century 3 and the future rests on talent investment and infrastructure Talent Preparing a quality workforce with appropriate knowledge and skills requires preparing people who can consistently develop new ideas and commercialize ideas produced from research and development More in depth math science and business skills are needed leading to workers with multi disciplinary backgrounds Credit and non credit education and training should evolve from higher education and business interactions Investment Public and private funding should allow for risk taking and exploratory approaches Infrastructure Government structures should ensure regulations and policies are innovation friendly Echoing the Council on Competitiveness a national consensus is emerging the U S needs a better educated citizenry especially in the STEM fields and there needs to be support provided to this system through

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  • Keeping Illinois Competitive - Illinois STEM Education Trends
    Issues for 21st Century Competitiveness References and Appendices Obtain the Report Download Full Report PDF file 1223 KB Order Copies Trends Affecting Business and Education Overview Convergence of Demographic Technological and Globalization Trends Introduction The Decline of the Middle Class A Projected Shortage of Skilled Workers for the Future Increasing Competition Due to Economic Globalization Summary The Changing Academic Core Knowledge and Skills Needed in the 21st Century Introduction Importance

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  • Keeping Illinois Competitive - Illinois STEM Education Indicators of Performance
    Century Knowledge and Skills STEM Education Issues for 21st Century Competitiveness References and Appendices Obtain the Report Download Full Report PDF file 1223 KB Order Copies Indicators of Illinois Students STEM Performance Overview Student Achievement International Comparisons United States International Comparisons Illinois Illinois and U S Comparisons NAEP Illinois State Assessments Summary Readiness for College and Work Introduction High School Dropout and Graduation Rates Readiness for College Readiness of High

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