The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Tonight

Lo73° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi97° Slight Chance Sprinkles

Monday Night

Lo68° Partly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi92° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo65° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi87° Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo64° Mostly Clear

Thursday

Hi87° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo64° Mostly Clear

Friday

Hi91° Sunny

A lesson in a STEM study

Send to Kindle
Print This

Every once in a while, research quantifies the effects of certain education policies on students. Then, the results are often shelved in favor of the prevailing “common sense.” As in: If you want more scientists, mandate more science courses in school.

Let’s hope this fate doesn’t happen with “Missing the Mark,” a report by the ACT college readiness test’s Research and Policy division. Authors Richard Buddin and Michelle Croft studied the high school graduating classes of 2005 through 2013 in Illinois, not including Chicago, that were affected by a state law mandating a minimum of three years of math and two years of science in order for students to graduate.

View my options or Sign in