STEM Data

This page lists a variety of indicators used to track progress on the educational and economic changes that occur throughout the long-term Iowa STEM initiative. We focus here on reports, links, and resources where data of Iowa STEM indicators are available so that visitors can learn more about how the initiative is changing K-12 education and the workforce of the future.


Source: Change the Equation

Vital Signs is an online source for data points on K-12 STEM education, state by state. Information on more than 50 indicators is presented in briefs and infographics about STEM demand (e.g. jobs, earnings, unemployment, pipeline), K-12 achievement, diversity, and classroom characteristics (e.g. content, teachers, and teaching tools) related to STEM. Iowa specific charts and graphs can be downloaded for use in presentations, on the web, and via social media. Data can be compared to other state and national results, and examined by race/ethnicity, income level, and community type

Source: Iowa Department of Education

EdInsight offers reports that turn data into information quickly for answers on education questions in Iowa. Login required for access.

Source: Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council

The annual report of the Iowa STEM Monitoring Project (ISMP) presents findings from a series of defined metrics and sources that examine changes regarding STEM education and economic development in Iowa centered on the activities of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. The report includes 1) trends from eighteen Iowa STEM Indicators; 2) results from an annual Statewide Survey of Public Attitudes Toward STEM; 3) findings from a Statewide Student Interest Inventory; and 4) STEM Scale-Up program evaluation.

Source: Iowa Workforce Development

The Labor Market Information (LMI) Division of Iowa Workforce Development provides an array of labor market data related to employment trends, industry and occupational figures, and other STEM-related workforce characteristics.

Source: ACT, Inc.

These annual reports are a state by state and national assessment of the proportion of the most recent year’s graduating class meeting STEM readiness benchmarks and reported interest in STEM fields.