Survey Captures National Data on STEM Schools

Analysis will allow comparison between aspects of U.S. STEM schools and other public schools nationally as well as exploring specific aspects of member STEM schools.

The National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS) began conducting major studies of its high school members, many that are among the top-performing STEM schools in the U.S., in 2022. The second survey was conducted in 2023 and launches off topics introduced in the first survey as well as introduces additional areas of interest.

2023 Survey Results

STEM schools often offer students many resources to get ahead since STEM fields are among the most competitive and academically challenging. These resources may be programmatic, structural, academic, or curricular in nature, but are ultimately instituted to help students succeed.

The representation of different races/ethnicities among faculty or students did not significantly change among replicate schools in one year, from the 2022 to the 2023 Insight Survey, but will continue to be monitored over a longer time frame to detect shifts in these populations.

Watch the video below to learn more about
the 2023 Survey Results.
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2022 Survey Results

There is a trend toward higher representation of previously underrepresented groups serving on the boards of NCSSS member schools compared to the national average. The study found a strong correlation between diversity among students and faculty, suggesting that both are increasingly drawn to schools with students and faculty who look like them.

The survey also addressed “hallway conversations” in which respondents overwhelmingly reported that students’ mental wellness was the most discussed topic at NCSSS schools.

Watch the video below to learn more about the 2022 Survey Results, and download the Executive Summary by clicking on the image at left.

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