According to Change the Equation, efforts to make engineering part of the K-12 curriculum are beginning to pay off.
Why? They indicate that the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are succeeding in their aim to integrate engineering and technology into science classrooms. These standards debuted in April 2013, and eight states adopted them by the end of that year: California, Delaware, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington State.
They looked at data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) eighth-grade science test to see if schools in those eight states were teaching more engineering and technology. They found that between 2011 and 2015, teachers in the first states to adopt the standards increased the amount of class time they spent on engineering and technology. One striking finding from theiranalysis is that the early adopter states started from behind.
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