Ten to Teen: Teaching Stem to English-Language Learners

By Kevin Sotomayor Principal, Jan/Feb 2013 When the U.S. Department of Education released The Nation’s Report Card: Science 2011, several national publications reported the results. They cited that the average score for eighth graders in the U.S. was 152, up from 150 in 2009. They bemoaned the fact that 32 percent of students performed at or above proficient, and only 2 percent performed at the advanced level—far below what’s needed to prepare a 21st century work force.