A Criteria for Quality STEM/STEAM in San Diego: San Diego STEM Collaboratory members and members of the STEAM Task Force have been working together to design and implement mechanisms to measure regional reach and progress in STEM/STEAM education based on a set of standard metrics. A Criteria for Quality STEM/STEAM in San Diego establishes a framework to facilitate inter-segmental discussion on program quality indicators and ultimately measurable outcomes. The original San Diego STEM Quality Criteria Task Force included 55 members representing: the San Diego County Office of Education, 13 School Districts, 2 Private Schools, 3 Universities, 8 Nonprofit Organizations and 3 local Corporations. Additional STEAM efforts were developed by a team 15 members representing arts educators, arts partners and recognized STEAM community leaders.
Current work is underway by the Southern California Arts & STEM Collaborative (Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties) to establish a guide for any school district or school to begin the transformation to a STEAM school.