Sharon Robinson

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A Conference on Progress and Factors that Contribute to Closing the STEM Achievement Gap

Sharon Robinson, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
The objectives of this proposed conference are to: (1) review current research on the achievement gap in mathematics and science with a focus on school-related variables that adversely affect outcomes from low-income and minority students; (2) discuss teacher quality and effective teaching in STEM; (3) identify effective strategies and models that promote equity in education and close the STEM achievement gap; and (4) build collaborative, interdisciplinary partnerships for addressing the U.S. achievement gap in STEM.