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ERIC Number: EJ1231717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2157-9288
Effect of Project Lead the Way Participation on Retention in Engineering Degree Programs
Utley, Juliana; Ivey, Toni; Weaver, John; Self, Mary Jo
Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, v9 n2 Article 3 p40-50 2019
A key goal of pre-college engineering programs is to increase the number and retention of students pursuing engineering degrees. The researchers conducted a transcript analysis in order to compare the retention of entering engineering majors at a university based on whether or not they participated in Project Lead the Way (PLTW) in high school. PLTW Engineering is a high school pre-engineering curriculum that offers a series of courses to increase student awareness and scaffold an understanding of engineering design. The findings from this study offer little support regarding the impact of students' PLTW participation on engineering degree completion. However, findings do suggest some support for the impact of PLTW participation on retention from freshmen to sophomore year, particularly among minority freshmen.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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