Status of STEM High Schools and Implications for Practice
E. Jean Gubbins and Others
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To learn more about current STEM high schools across the country, the United States Department of Education commissioned The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) to design and implement a study of STEM high schools. The University of Connecticut and the University of Virginia collaborated to address the following project objectives:
1. To create a searchable matrix of STEM high schools throughout the country listing pertinent variables about the identification, curricular, instructional, and professional development variables. 2. To document the common and unique curricular and instructional strategies used in STEM high schools by conducting onsite observations, interviews, and focus groups of selected high schools. 3. To create and disseminate an online or mail surveys for high school administrators and teachers documenting the curricular and instructional strategies used in high schools throughout the country.
This ebook summarizes the results of each of these objectives for our commissioned study of STEM high schools.