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ERIC Number: EJ1057109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Project Lead the Way Students More Prepared for Higher Education
Van Overschelde, James P.
American Journal of Engineering Education, v4 n1 p1-12 2013
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a hands-on, project-based engineering curriculum for high school and middle school students, which has quadrupled annual enrollment in Texas in five years to over 23,000 students. The diversity of students participating has also increased dramatically. Using six years of longitudinally-linked student data, the academic outcomes of cohorts of PLTW students were compared to matched cohorts of non-PLTW students. Matching was based on Grade 8 state math assessment scores and demographic and program participation variables. Findings show that PLTW students scored significantly higher on the state's Grade 11 mathematics assessment, a higher percentage met the college-ready criterion, a higher percentage enrolled in Texas higher education institutions, and the non-college-bound PLTW students earned higher wages.
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, High School Students, Middle School Students, Enrollment Trends, Student Diversity, Active Learning, Student Projects, Longitudinal Studies, Cohort Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Grade 8, Demography, Student Participation, Predictor Variables, Grade 11, Compensation (Remuneration), College Attendance, Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Statistical Analysis, Grade 12
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Grade 8; Elementary Education; Grade 11; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 12
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas