How is PLTW measuring the success of its programs?
PLTW has contracted with TrueOutcomes of Fairfax, VA, to complete a multi-year study to see how well PLTW is meeting its mission and goals. This will include an annual analysis of enrollment trends, student satisfaction questionnaires, and a long-term study of college success by PLTW high school students. PLTW maintains direct contact with teachers in the program, all of whom have completed intensive training at one of PLTW’s National Training Centers. Our feedback from PLTW schools, teachers in the program, school counselors, and students and their parents has been impressively positive. In addition, PLTW is committed to continuous improvement; courses are reviewed and updated every two years based on the experience of its students and teachers. We need your cooperation and support: In the first year of our next 5-year study of the PLTW program, TrueOutcomes Associates is asking for information from a random sample of 200 of our schools. TrueOutcomes will be asking each selected schoo