Large-Scale RCT of High School Engineering

Gargani + Company is working with NextEd, a regional economic development organization, to evaluate a four-year engineering pathway program for high school students. The evaluation is funded by a federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant through the US Department of Education, and represents the collaboration of 40 schools and their respective districts in Northern and Southern California.

The evaluation takes the form of a large-scale, longitudinal randomized control trial (RCT). Gargani + Company has extensive experience conducting RCTs in a variety of contexts. For this project, we developed new measures of attitudes towards science, math and engineering; career and college intentions; and math and science knowledge related to engineering.

The four-year experience will come to completion in May 2018, after which results will be made available.