Monday, November 23, 2009

Project Lead the Way Partners with Prometric for Assessment

PLTW must have been doing some sort of assessment prior to this? You don't train 12,000 teachers and counselors to "serve" 250,000 students without assessing the quality of the materials, the training, and the instruction? Right?

Project Lead the Way Embarks on 5-Year STEM Assessment Program
Project Lead the Way, a not-for-profit organization that promotes engineering and biomedical sciences through project-based learning, has launched an online assessment initiative to monitor the progress of 200,000 high school students per year for the next five years in order to help track their learning in STEM subjects from middle school to high school and beyond.

PLTW partnered with assessment vendor Prometric for the project. Online assessments will be administered in schools as an end of year test and will provide PLTW with information on the students' cognitive development, college readiness, core subject understanding, course schedule, and math and science grades.

Project Lead the Way programs are used in 3,000 classrooms across 50 states and the District of Columbia. PLTW has trained 7,000 teachers 5,000 counselors and currently serves 250,000 students.

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