From Gateway to Project Lead the Way: Tracking Middle School Engineering Participants into High School
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department in the Austin Independent School District (AISD) administers a national engineering program in middle schools, called Gateway, and in high schools, called Project Lead the Way (PLTW). In this summary, the PLTW courses taken during high school were examined for two cohorts of students who participated in the Gateway program at some point in their middle school years (eighth graders in 2011–2012 and 2012–2013). Overall, more than half of Gateway 8th grade students in 2011–2012 (57%) and 2012–2013 (56%) attended a PLTW high school. Of…
The mission AISD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department is to provide opportunities for students to acquire 21st-century academic and technical skills needed for entry into the global workforce and/or postsecondary education to become contributing members of their community. The purpose of this report is to examine the trends in CTE course enrollment and student demographics over the last 5 years, 2012–2013 to 2016–2017.