Each year, we combine the data reported by the Ohio Department of Education with surveys of Ohio’s STEM and STEAM designated schools. This provides a detailed picture of Ohio’s growing and diverse community of schools. In each of these 69 schools, students experience a model that pairs career preparation with innovative teaching, college credits, industry credentials, and local business needs.
Here are just a few of the key highlights from this year’s report. Inside Ohio’s STEM/STEAM schools:
- Students earned more than 22,000 college credits, saving them more than $8.5 million in estimated tuition costs.
- Students logged more than 111,000 hours in internships, putting their academic lessons into today’s business world.
- Despite enrolling representative levels of ethnically diverse and economically disadvantaged students, these schools beat the state average on critical tests like graduation rate (93%) and ACT score (20.4).
Additionally, through the Ohio STEM Learning Network, these schools are connected to each other and to national resources. This year, those supports include our #STEMdrivesOhio Design Challenge, computer science professional development programs, the Innovative Leaders Institute, and soon, the Manufacturing and Engineering Externship Program.
Click here or the image below to download the report. To keep up to date with STEM news in Ohio, including the achievements of these schools, visit www.osln.org/sign-up.