Student Participation and Postsecondary Outcomes: Specialized Courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, 2019

What are the postsecondary and workforce outcomes of students who participated in PLTW courses?
April, 2019

Project Lead the Way is a national organization that provides “real-world, applied learning experiences” in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. Individual Washington high schools offered PLTW curricula as early as 1999. In recent years, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has awarded grants to enhance high school offerings of PLTW curricula. These awards may be used for the purchase of the lab equipment and professional development to integrate these advanced courses in the schools. This report integrates information from K-12 education, postsecondary education and employment sectors to provide detailed enrollment, course-taking and employment information for the approximately 2,500 PLTW participants who graduated from high school in 2014.