Study finds 14 common traits for inspiring STEM programs

High schools that require STEM-focused college preparatory curricula and foster an inclusive school community and culture are best at equipping minority students with skills to succeed in science, technology, engineering, and math careers. Having well-qualified teachers with strong STEM backgrounds, including industry and research experience, also leads to stronger learning experiences for minority students.

These are some of the results from “Opportunity Structures for Preparation and Inspiration,” a five-year study from George Washington University, George Mason University and SRI International. The project, also called OSPrl, examined common traits among inclusive STEM high schools (ISHSs) that lead to strong STEM outcomes.

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