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  • sdsu Dr. Duane Crum
    State Leader

    (858) 414-6534
     
  • PLTW Karen Latuner
    Director of School Engagement  PLTW


    (310) 977-3647
  • eastbay Dr. Oscar Wambuguh
    Director, Biomedical Science Affiliate
    Director, Prehealth Academic Program
    (510) 885-3252

  • sdsu Dr. Eugene Hirschkoff
    Director of Program Quality

    (619) 992-6301
  • sdsu  Michelle Bunn, MA
    Associate Director, Affiliate Institute
    School Programs Manager

    (619) 316-3015
  • sdsu Dr. Bruce Westermo
    Director, Engineering Affiliate Institute
    Associate Dean, College of Engineering


    (619) 594-7007
     
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..::Key Findings::..

Seventy-nine percent of PLTW students completed four years of college-preparatory mathematics, and 63 percent completed four years of college-preparatory science. When PLTW students who completed higher-level mathematics and science courses are compared to students who did not, significant differences in achievement were evident. Those completing the mathematics curriculum had a mean score 23 points higher than other students, and those completing the science curriculum had a mean score 15 points higher.

 

    • When PLTW students are compared to similar students from comparable career/technical fields, PLTW students have significantly higher achievement in mathematics on a NAEP-referenced assessment.

       
    • When PLTW students are compared to similar students across all career/technical fields, PLTW students have significantly higher achievement in reading, mathematics and science on a NAEPreferenced assessment.

       
    • When PLTW students are compared to similar students in comparable fields of study and to similar students drawn from all career/technical fields, PLTW students complete significantly more higher-level mathematics and science courses.

       
    • Significantly more PLTW students were enrolled in classes that engage them in reading and writing across the curriculum; and in using real-world problems, technology and group work to advance mathematics and science achievement.

       
    • Significantly more PLTW students experience career/technical classes that required students to use academic knowledge and skills to complete project assignments.
       

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