A recent round of testing shows that American girls are rocking their STE(A)M classes and mastering technical material. On the 2018 Technology and Engineering Literacy Assessment, given to 15,400 eighth-graders from about 600 public and private schools across the country, girls scored an average of five points higher than boys. Girls also showed greater improvement over time.
While this is an exciting and promising finding, girls are still taking fewer tech and engineering classes than boys. Also, test scores showed limited improvement for all but the highest-scoring students. These facts lead to the conclusion that, if your child’s access to quality STEM programming has been limited thus far, it’s not likely to improve. Fortunately – and especially here in New York – independent supplemental STEM classes are available and easily accessible.
STEM Classes you can Count On
At FasTracKids, you get to decide whether your child gets the opportunity to participate in math or STE(A)M enrichment classes – regardless of what’s happening at school. To prevent redundant coursework and wasted time, and to deliver the most significant benefit, our programs are personalized for every student. Our holistic educational program actively works to fit your child’s individualized needs, building a strong base for future learning and stimulating children’s innate curiosity. We also keep the education coming during the summer, and we start giving kids positive STEAM experiences as young as age 2!
Step aside, stereotypes.
Today, science and engineering fields are still dominated by white men, but women, minorities, and people with disabilities are gaining ground. Engineering jobs can offer socioeconomic mobility, as they deliver steady, upper-middle-class employment. Many parents depend on school to introduce their kids to engineering as a possible career path, but there’s no standardized roadmap for making that happen. At FasTracKids, career connections are always on the curriculum! Our programs systematically engage kids to think about and try on a wide variety of technical and creative careers, starting at a very young age. It’s never too early for kids to discover their natural talents, passions, and dreams for the future.
Access better New York STEAM Education.
If you want to give your daughter the opportunity to fall in love with math or get ahead of the pack in STEAM subjects, FasTracKids has options for your family. With eleven learning center locations throughout the city, there’s sure to be an FTKny class that’s convenient for you. Schedule a placement evaluation, preschool tour, or free trial class today!