Provides a broad base of quantitative info. about U.S. science, engin., and technology. Because of the spread of scientific and tech. capabilities around the world, this report presents a significant amount of material about these internat. capabilities and analyzes the U.S. position in this broader context. Contains quantitative analyses of key aspects of the scope, quality, and vitality of the NationAis science and engineering (SaE) enterprise. It presents info. on science, math, and engineering. educ. at all levels; the SaE workforce; U.S. internat. RaD perform. and competitiveness in high tech.; and public attitudes and understanding of SaE. Also info. on state-level SaE indicators. Presents the key themes emerging from these analyses. Illus.Figure 1-2 Proficiency in specific mathematics knowledge and skill areas of students in grades 10 and 12: 2002 and 2004 Percent 100 Increasing difficulty Table 1-2 Changes in mathematics ... By fifth grade, none of these gaps had narrowed and the black-Hispanic gap had increased. ... Only 4% of 12th grade students reached proficiency at the highest level (solving complex multistep word problems)anbsp;...
|Title||:||Science and Engineering Indicators (2 Vol. )|
|Author||:||John R. Gawalt|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2008-10|