Index of Excellence in STEM Education Compares U.S. Students to Global Competition
Analyzes Student Performance in STEM-related Global Academic Competitions; U.S. Shows Improvement, but China Dominates
Based on the combined outcomes of International Olympiads in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, and Informatics, the index shows:
An analysis of Team USA's performance from 1993 to the present shows a steady improvement in average ranking, from approximately 6th to 2nd or 3rd place behind China in recent years. Increased competition in the global marketplace has driven students to distinguish themselves through excellence in academic competition.
"In most other countries, the government funds Olympiad programs, including training and other resources for teachers and students," DiGennaro says, "but that is not the case in the U.S. China is pouring resources into these competitions, and that can be a significant advantage for China beyond the Olympiads. It's important to note that China is also investing heavily in innovation, like R&D, an effort that has declined in Europe."
The CEE Index of Excellence in STEM Education measures educational performance at the highest levels of international academic competition. The CEE Index analyzes individual student rankings in each of five STEM-related Olympiad competitions;
More details are available at http://www.cee.org