Combining entrepreneurship and web development for high school students: a pilot evaluation of the Startup Tech program and high school students' college and career aspirations

The Startup Tech program is built around an innovative, applied curriculum that aims to teach creative problem-solving and technical skills in the context of developing and pitching a new web-based business idea. The curriculum encourages student learning in technical areas through practice in coding and web design. This pilot evaluation of Startup Tech assesses whether 12th-grade students in one New York City school experienced either improved self-efficacy or changes in their college and career plans during the year in which they were in the program. For the most part, the authors did not id ... Show more

Authors: Master, Ben; Schulker, David; Grimm, Geoffrey; Xenakis, Lea

Published: Santa Monica, California, RAND Corporation, 2017

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: ix, 34 p.

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