PLTW is the largest non-profit provider of innovative and rigorous STEM education programs. More than 4,700 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are offering PLTW courses to their students.
This growth is possible because PLTW programs are effective and engaging. From students in the classroom to parents and volunteers, school principals, and educators, PLTW has inspired thousands of people to take part in improving our schools and advancing their curricula.
More than 10,500 teachers and 8,000 high school counselors have undergone advanced training with PLTW. Our network includes 500 Core Training Instructors who are among the best and brightest STEM educators in the country.
We have cultivated partnerships with more than 100 institutions of higher learning to create additional opportunities for our students and teachers.
By creating a thriving, robust network, we are able to provide the most cutting-edge, comprehensive STEM education programs, as well as cultivate a larger STEM community.
PLTW is committed to improving communication across school districts and states. By sharing our creativity, ideas, and knowledge, we create a stronger organization and a more meaningful experience for students, parents, educators, and all those who play a part in making PLTW a success.
PLTW Gets Results
- In November 2012, Dr. Robert Tai, Associate Professor at the University of Virginia, collected and analyzed over 30 studies and reports on Project Lead The Way. His findings on the success of PLTW are compelling. Find the whole report here.
- 92% of high school seniors who are taking PLTW courses intend to pursue a four-year degree or higher, 51% intend to pursue a graduate degree, and 70% intend to study engineering, technology, or computer science. By comparison, 67% of all beginning postsecondary students intended to pursue a bachelor’s degree or higher as reported by the National Center for Education Statistics. (True Outcomes – 2009)
- About 90% of students who take PLTW courses and were surveyed at the end of their senior year said they had a clear and confident sense of the types of college majors and jobs they intended to pursue. Those students also said that their PLTW experiences were very significant in developing this self-knowledge and their PLTW experiences significantly increased their ability to succeed in postsecondary education. (True Outcomes – 2009)
- College students, who took PLTW courses in high school, study engineering and technology at 5 to 10 times the rate of those students who did not take PLTW courses in high school and also have higher retention rates in their fields of study.
- For more information and additional results, download our Student Outcomes Fact Sheet.