Students participate in a longitudinal research study to examine the effects of the Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. The overarching research question is:
Do high school students who participate in the Academy demonstrate a greater interest in and college career readiness in STEM areas than comparable students who do not participate in the Academy?
Our partners from the Education Development Center (EDC) will conduct this quasiexperimental longitudinal treatment-comparison group study.
Our programs and courses are based on sound, scientifically-based educational research. Our member schools will be critical partners to the growing body of research contributing to evidence-based practice. Each partner school’s Academy students will participate in the research study with complementary comparison students.
We’ve recently published a paper, Research and Evaluation Process and Progress Report, which outlines the progress of our STEM Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Click here to download it.