North Carolina stands at a crossroads in its economic and educational development. The traditional businesses that fueled our economy in the past are being replaced by a new fast-paced economy that requires skills based in science, mathematics, engineering and technology achieved through strategies that engage the mind. Are we ready?
The NC STEM ScoreCard serves as a tool to help public and decision makers chart a direction for the state’s STEM-related economic future. The ScoreCard is intended to give us a comprehensive assessment of where we stand across a number of ‘domains’ that are important in setting the directions for change in North Carolina. The ScoreCard is an element of the North Carolina STEM Strategy, a comprehensive policy framework adopted by the NC State Board of Education in 2011 to advance STEM education in a systematic, measurable manner.