2015 SMASH Evaluation Report

The Level Playing Field Institute is pleased to present its 2015 SMASH Evaluation Report. This report highlights the impact of the SMASH 2015 program, including outcomes such as:

  • 93% of SMASH students demonstrated an increase in science assessment scores over the course of the program.
  • At the completion of SMASH, 86% of students planned to pursue a career within the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. By comparison, estimates suggest only 49% of all 9-12th graders intend to study STEM in college.[1]
  • Students demonstrated a statistically significant increase in technology skills and knowledge from pre-to-post-SMASH.

[1] National Science Foundation, Science and Engineering Indicators, 2012, University of the Sciences, Survey Results:Students’ Attitudes on Pursuing Sciences and Healthcare, 2012).

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