The findings, published Jan. 17, 2017 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show a 12 percentage-point increase on the math and science ACT for students whose parents were provided with information on how to effectively convey the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The same students also are likely to be more interested in pursuing STEM careers, including taking STEM classes in college and having a favorable impression of the fields.
The research by Christopher S. Rozek, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago, and colleagues at Northwestern University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Virginia provides new insights as policymakers in the United States look to increase the number of students going into the STEM fields. A strong pipeline of STEM graduates is seen as critical for economic growth and global competitiveness, with recent international tests ranking the United States 35th in math achievement and 27th in science achievement.
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