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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education [electronic resource] : strategic planning needed to better manage overlapping programs across multiple agencies : report to congressional requesters.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2012]

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-12-108    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (iii, 59 p.) : ill.
System Details System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Title from cover screen (viewed on Apr. 15, 2012).
"January 2012."
Summary Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs help to enhance the nation's global competitiveness. Many federal agencies have been involved in administering these programs. Concerns have been raised about the overall effectiveness and efficiency of STEM education programs. GAO examined (1) the number of federal agencies and programs that provided funding for STEM education programs in fiscal year 2010; (2) the extent to which STEM education programs have similar objectives, serve similar target groups, and provide similar types of services, and, if necessary, what opportunities exist to increase coordination; and (3) the extent to which STEM education programs measured effectiveness. To answer these questions, GAO reviewed relevant federal laws, regulations, and plans; surveyed federal STEM education programs; analyzed programs' STEM evaluations; and interviewed relevant federal officials. An electronic supplement, GAO-12-110SP, provides survey results. GAO recommends that as OSTP leads the governmentwide STEM education strategic planning effort, it should work with agencies to better align their activities with a governmentwide strategy, develop a plan for sustained coordination, identify programs for potential consolidation or elimination, and assist agencies in determining how to better evaluate their programs. OSTP provided technical comments that we incorporated as appropriate.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-12-108."
Subject Federal aid to education -- United States -- Evaluation.
Interagency coordination -- United States -- Evaluation.
Science -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Technology -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Engineering -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Added Author Scott, George A.
Added Title Strategic planning needed to better manage overlapping programs across multiple agencies
Running Title STEM education
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-12-108

 
    
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