This report compared the outcomes of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) relative to the High Schools That Work (HSTW) program. The majority of study participants were white males who had parents that pursued post-secondary education. PLTW students had higher scores in math and science on the NAEP-referenced HSTW Assessment than similar HSTW career/technical students in comparable career/technical fields and all fields. Additionally, PLTW students were more likely to complete at least four years of mathematics and at least three years of lab-based science courses during high school, finish all parts of the HSTW-recommended curriculum, partake in engaging instructional practices in language arts, math and science courses, make use of academic knowledge and skills and view high school as important in preparing them for the future.
Project Lead the Way Works: A New Type of Career and Technical Program
Southern Regional Education Board