Following in the footsteps of two other states, California is the next state to consider a bill that would award students an official STEM seal, should they choose to pursue STEM subjects.
California high school students that have achieved well in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) may soon receive an official “State Seal of STEM” with their diplomas and transcripts, pending Senate approval.
The Assembly Bill 2072 was slated for review during the new session. The bill’s sponsor Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang said the seal is a part of an effort to encourage more students to go into the STEM fields.
“We, as a state, should be doing all we can to keep students interested in these areas and encourage them to do well,” said Chang. “Providing students with a symbol of their accomplishments can benefit not only their personal drive and self-esteem but also overall marketability.” Which will make them stand out in the job market when they graduate from their university studies.
In order to receive this STEM seal, students will have to finish and pass four year-long courses in mathematics and four year-long courses in science, earning an average 3.0 GPA or higher.
Students must also meet at least one of the following requirements:
- Score a 3 or higher on the math and science AP exams;
- Score a 600 or higher on the math portion of the SAT;
- Score a 4 or higher on an International Baccalaureate exam in math and science;
- Sore at the highest level on the 11th grade Smarter Balanced math and English exams;
- Receive a B-grade or higher on a college course taken at a community college.
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