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Science/Stem Market, Grades 3-12: 2012

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  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • INTRODUCTION
  • METHOD
  • MCH Strategic Data
  • ANALYSIS OF SURVEY RESULTS
    • Response Rates And Demographics Of Survey Sample
    • The Current Role Of The Core Science Program
    • Science Programs Currently Adopted
    • Age Of Currently Adopted Programs
    • Level Of Satisfaction With Currently Adopted Science Programs
    • The Current Role Of Hands-On Science Programs
    • Ranking Of Sources For Science Supplies And Equipment
    • Types Of Materials Used On A Frequent Basis
    • The Shift To Digital Resources In The Science Market Segment
    • STEM Education
    • Expenditures For Science Instructional Materials And Market Size
    • ADOPTION VS. OPEN TERRITORY STATES: COMPARISON OF EDUCATOR BEHAVIORS
  • SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
    • STEM Has Not Gained Traction In K-12 Classrooms
    • Science Expenditures/Market Size In A Holding Pattern
    • Currently Adopted Science Programs Are Aging
    • Science Textbooks Still Play A Central Role
    • Evidence Of The Shift To Digital In Science Classrooms
    • Adoption vs. Open Territory States
  • DATA TABLES
    • Table STATE OF RESIDENCE
    • Table REGION
    • Table Q.1 - WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING MOST CLOSELY DESCRIBES YOUR POSITION?
    • Table Q.2 - IF YOU ARE A SCIENCE TEACHER, WHICH SPECIFIC COURSE(S) DO YOU TEACH?
    • Table Q.3 - WHAT GRADE(S) DO YOU CURRENTLY TEACH OR SUPERVISE?
    • Table Q.4 - HOW MANY YEARS OF TEACHING/SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE?
    • Table Q.5 - IN WHAT TYPE OF AREA IS YOUR DISTRICT LOCATED?
    • Table Q.6 - WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS BEST DESCRIBES YOUR SCIENCE PROGRAM?
    • Table Q.7 - IF YOU DO HAVE A CORE SCIENCE PROGRAM, WHICH ONE DO YOU USE AS YOUR PRIMARY TEACHING RESOURCE? FILTER: HAVE A CORE SCIENCE PROGRAM
    • Table Q.8 - HOW RECENTLY DID YOU ADOPT THE SCIENCE PROGRAM YOU CURRENTLY USE? FILTER: HAVE ONE CORE SCIENCE PROGRAM
    • Table Q.9 - IF YOU HAD IT TO DO OVER, WOULD YOU CHOOSE THE SAME PROGRAM AGAIN? FILTER: HAVE ONE CORE SCIENCE PROGRAM
    • Table Q.10 - WOULD YOU SAY THAT IN YOUR SCHOOL OR DISTRICT, THE PENDULUM IS SWINGING BACK IN THE DIRECTION OF MORE RELIANCE ON A TRADITIONAL CORE SCIENCE TEXTBOOK PROGRAM?
    • Table Q.12 - DO YOU PRESENTLY USE A COMMERCIALLY DEVELOPED HANDS-ON SCIENCE PROGRAM OR CURRICULUM?
    • Table Q.13 - IF YOU DO USE A HANDS-ON SCIENCE PROGRAM OR CURRICULUM, WHICH ONE IS IT?
    • Table Q.14 - WHEN YOU BUY SCIENCE SUPPLIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT, FROM WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING VENDORS DO YOU MOST PREFER TO ORDER?
    • Table Q.15 - WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF MATERIALS DO YOU USE ON A FREQUENT BASIS TO HELP TEACH SCIENCE? BOOKS/PRINT MATERIALS
    • Table Q.15 - WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF MATERIALS DO YOU USE ON A FREQUENT BASIS TO HELP TEACH SCIENCE? AUDIOVISUAL
    • Table Q.15 - WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF MATERIALS DO YOU USE ON A FREQUENT BASIS TO HELP TEACH SCIENCE? ACTIVITIES
    • Table Q.15 - WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF MATERIALS DO YOU USE ON A FREQUENT BASIS TO HELP TEACH SCIENCE? REFERENCE
    • Table Q.15 - WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF MATERIALS DO YOU USE ON A FREQUENT BASIS TO HELP TEACH SCIENCE? DIGITAL RESOURCES
    • Table Q.15 - WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF MATERIALS DO YOU USE ON A FREQUENT BASIS TO HELP TEACH SCIENCE? TEACHER RESOURCE
    • Table Q.16 - ABOUT WHAT PERCENTAGE OF YOUR SCIENCE CLASS TIME IS SPENT USING NEW LEARNING PLATFORMS SUCH AS E-BOOKS, TABLETS, AND OTHER MOBILE DEVICES?
    • Table Q.17 - ABOUT WHAT PERCENTAGE OF YOUR SCIENCE CLASS TIME IS SPENT USING AN INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD?
    • Table Q.18 - WHICH SCIENCE-RELATED WEB SITES HAVE YOU USED/DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR STUDENT USE?
    • Table Q.19 - WHICH SCIENCE-RELATED WEB SITES HAVE YOU USED/DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR TEACHER RESOURCES?
    • Table Q.20 - WHICH OF THESE NEW INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES ARE OF GREATEST IMMEDIATE INTEREST (HAVE USED OR HAVE NEAR-TERM PLANS TO PURCHASE) TO YOU/YOUR SCHOOLS?
    • Table Q.21 - WHERE WOULD YOU SAY YOUR SCHOOL OR DISTRICT STANDS IN TERMS OF INTEGRATING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) EDUCATION INTO A SINGLE, COHESIVE CURRICULUM?
    • Table Q.22 - IF YOU HAVE ALREADY STARTED IMPLEMENTING STEM EDUCATION, WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES YOUR APPROACH?
    • Table Q.23 - AT WHICH GRADE LEVEL WOULD YOU SAY IT IS BEST TO START IMPLEMENTING STEM EDUCATION?
    • Table Q.24 - WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ARE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT OBSTACLES PREVENTING THE RAPID IMPLEMENTATION OF STEM EDUCATION?
    • Table Q.27 - WOULD YOU AGREE THAT STEM EDUCATION WILL MOVE SLOWLY UNTIL SUCH TIME AS A MODEL CURRICULUM IS DESIGNED TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE DIGITAL FORMAT?
    • Table Q.28 - ABOUT HOW MUCH WILL YOU PERSONALLY SPEND THIS SCHOOL YEAR FOR SCIENCE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS (EXCLUDING TEXTBOOKS) PER CLASSROOM, IN EACH OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES AND IN TOTAL? (SUMMARY OF AVERAGES)
    • Table Q.6 - WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS BEST DESCRIBES YOUR SCIENCE PROGRAM?
    • Table Q.7 - IF YOU DO HAVE A CORE SCIENCE PROGRAM, WHICH ONE DO YOU USE AS YOUR PRIMARY TEACHING RESOURCE? FILTER: HAVE A CORE SCIENCE PROGRAM
    • Table Q.8 - HOW RECENTLY DID YOU ADOPT THE SCIENCE PROGRAM YOU CURRENTLY USE? FILTER: HAVE ONE CORE SCIENCE PROGRAM
    • Table Q.9 - IF YOU HAD IT TO DO OVER, WOULD YOU CHOOSE THE SAME PROGRAM AGAIN? FILTER: HAVE ONE CORE SCIENCE PROGRAM
    • Table Q.10 - WOULD YOU SAY THAT IN YOUR SCHOOL OR DISTRICT, THE PENDULUM IS SWINGING BACK IN THE DIRECTION OF MORE RELIANCE ON A TRADITIONAL CORE SCIENCE TEXTBOOK PROGRAM?
    • Table Q.12 - DO YOU PRESENTLY USE A COMMERCIALLY DEVELOPED HANDS-ON SCIENCE PROGRAM OR CURRICULUM?
    • Table Q.13 - IF YOU DO USE A HANDS-ON SCIENCE PROGRAM OR CURRICULUM, WHICH ONE IS IT?
    • Table Q.14 - WHEN YOU BUY SCIENCE SUPPLIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT, FROM WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING VENDORS DO YOU MOST PREFER TO ORDER?
    • Table Q.16 - ABOUT WHAT PERCENTAGE OF YOUR SCIENCE CLASS TIME IS SPENT USING NEW LEARNING PLATFORMS SUCH AS E-BOOKS, TABLETS, AND OTHER MOBILE DEVICES?
    • Table Q.17 - ABOUT WHAT PERCENTAGE OF YOUR SCIENCE CLASS TIME IS SPENT USING AN INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD?
    • Table Q.20 - WHICH OF THESE NEW INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES ARE OF GREATEST IMMEDIATE INTEREST (HAVE USED OR HAVE NEAR-TERM PLANS TO PURCHASE) TO YOU/YOUR SCHOOLS?
    • Table Q.21 - WHERE WOULD YOU SAY YOUR SCHOOL OR DISTRICT STANDS IN TERMS OF INTEGRATING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) EDUCATION INTO A SINGLE, COHESIVE CURRICULUM?
    • Table Q.22 - IF YOU HAVE ALREADY STARTED IMPLEMENTING STEM EDUCATION, WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES YOUR APPROACH?
    • Table Q.23 - AT WHICH GRADE LEVEL WOULD YOU SAY IT IS BEST TO START IMPLEMENTING STEM EDUCATION?
    • Table Q.24 - WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ARE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT OBSTACLES PREVENTING THE RAPID IMPLEMENTATION OF STEM EDUCATION?
    • Table Q.27 - WOULD YOU AGREE THAT STEM EDUCATION WILL MOVE SLOWLY UNTIL SUCH TIME AS A MODEL CURRICULUM IS DESIGNED TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE DIGITAL FORMAT?

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