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ERIC Number: EJ1108530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0161-4681
Scaling up STEM Academies Statewide: Implementation, Network Supports, and Early Outcomes
Young, Viki; House, Ann; Sherer, David; Singleton, Corinne; Wang, Haiwen; Klopfenstein, Kristin
Teachers College Record, v118 n13 2016
This chapter presents a case study of scaling up the T-STEM initiative in Texas. Data come from the four-year longitudinal evaluation of the Texas High School Project (THSP). The evaluation studied the implementation and impact of T-STEM and the other THSP reforms using a mixed-methods design, including qualitative case studies; principal, teacher, and student surveys; and a quasi-experimental approach to examining the effects of the programs on student achievement and achievement-related behaviors. The chapter presents a brief description of T-STEM characteristics and early outcomes on math and science achievement. It then examines variation in the local interpretation and enactment of the blueprint designed to guide T-STEM academy development. A multidimensional infrastructure supported T-STEM implementation and provided needed technical assistance. Yet T-STEM academies' primary affiliations through their district or external support network provided the strongest context for implementation, shaping priorities and affording resources and know-how. The chapter offers key lessons for policymakers and practitioners engaged in supporting STEM efforts in particular and new school models in general.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas