See the publications below for preliminary findings.
Publications & Presentations:
Subotnik, R.F. & Tai, R.H. . (2011) Successful education in the STEM disciplines: Selective STEM schools. For workshop report conducted by the National Research Council’s Board on Science Education and board on Testing and Assessment on Successful STEM Education in K-12 Schools.
Subotnik, R.F., Edmiston, A., Lee, G.M., Almarode, J. & Tai, R.H. (2011). Exploring intensive educational experiences for adolescents talented in science. In A. Ziegler & C. Perleth (Eds.). Excellence: Essays in honor of Kurt A. Heller. Munich, Germany: LIT Verglag.
Subotnik, R.F., Tai, R.H., Rickoff, R. & Almarode, J. (2010). Specialized Public High Schools of Science, Mathematics, and Technology and the STEM Pipeline: What Do We Know Now and What Will We Know in Five Years? Roeper Review, 32, 7-16.
Since our last report to NSF, we have conducted the following status reports on the study:
November, 11, 2010 in Atlanta, at the professional conference of the National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology
January 21, 2011 in Chicago, at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Science and Mathematics Academy.
March 7, 2011 in Maryland, at a gathering of students in the research program at Montgomery Blair High School Science, Mathematics and Computer Science Magnet.
May 10, 2011, Workshop on successful STEM education in K-12 Schools, National Research Council, Washington DC
August 6, 2011, American Psychological Association convention, Washington DC
October 28, 2011 – specific date to be determined. The professional conference of the National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology, Austin, Texas
November 5, 2011, Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, New Orleans, LA
November 17, 2011, Invited presentation to meeting of National Sciences Resource Center
Our primary target is to generate policy recommendations for high schools that reflect the best practices available to talented and interested students in STEM at specialized high school. Our second target is to provide data to support [or not support] the development of additional specialized science high schools. In addition, we have recruited a panel of advisors (including Norman Augustine, lead author of Rising Above the Gathering Storm; Kathryn Sullivan, a member of the National Science Board until she stepped into her current position as Assistant Secretary of Commerce; and Barry Bozeman, Ander Crenshaw Professor of Public Policy at the University of Georgia) who are highly visible in the science education policy world. They have agreed to help us frame the policy implications of the study.