Tanya Garcia and Hans L’Orange, State Higher Education Executive Officers
State Higher Education Executive Officers’ recent update to its Strong Foundations: The State of State Postsecondary Data Systems (2010) report focuses on the growing extent to which postsecondary coordinating and governing boards share data, especially via their connections to K–12 and workforce agencies. This session will explore the many ways that states are now sharing data via P–20 data warehouses due to the infusion of statewide longitudinal data system grants to the states. Nineteen states now have a state P–20 data warehouse or federated data model, and 20 more states are in the process of building such structures. Thirty-two postsecondary agencies/ entities in 28 states have access to both K–12 and labor data elements via the state education (K–12) and labor/workforce agencies.
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State Higher Education Executive Officers’ (SHEEO) Update on Postsecondary Data Sharing With K–12 and Labor (1.75 MB)
Strong Foundations: The State of State Postsecondary Data Systems: 2012 Update on Postsecondary Data Sharing with K-12 and Labor (438 KB)
Kathleen Lynch, Cambridge College and Walden University
Angela Hinson Quick and June St. Claire Atkinson, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
This presentation will report on a study exploring gender patterns within enrollment in Advanced Placement (AP) science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses in North Carolina. Five years of data on students in grades 9–12 were collected from the North Carolina Windows into Student Education (NCWISE) database, and an analysis of STEM and non-STEM enrollment was performed. The analysis revealed patterns of gender differences in enrollment, showed the impact of expanding opportunity through online AP courses, and revealed a cycle of developmental support for learning opportunities leading up to STEM participation. Finally, the presentation will report on the implications of the study for policymaking.