STEM Certification in Georgia’s Schools: A Causal Comparative Study Using the Georgia Student Growth Model

With the increase demand to prepare students for careers of tomorrow, many states have implemented reform efforts that include certification of STEM schools. There is minimal knowledge on how Georgia STEM school certification influences elementary students’ achievement in math, science, language arts, and social studies. This presentation reported on the results of a causal comparative study designed to help understand how the STEM certification processes influences student achievement across content areas. The presentation provided information to educational leaders to help inform STEM certification decisions and support their goals of improved achievement and globally competitive students.

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology
David E. Proudfoot
Jan Otter
Presentation Date: 
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Event or Conference: 
2017 AECT International Convention
Presentation Type: 
Paper Presentation
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Presentation Location: 
Jacksonville, FL
United States
Associated Awards: 
SAS Presentation Award, 2017
Presentation Audience: 
Academic Conference Presentation