SWEPT Multi-site Student Outcomes Study


Study Genesis

Participating SWEPT Programs

Comparisons Design

Evaluation Questions


Teacher Characteristics

Interim Report (PDF - 110K)

Sloane-Young Report (PDF 147K)

Final Report Submitted to NSF

Advisory Board

In 1998 the National Science Foundation awarded $1.6 million over four years to support the first-ever multi-site student impact study of Scientific Work Experience Programs for Teachers (SWEPTs).

This award, made by NSF's Division of Research, Evaluation and Communication, supported a study of eight teacher professional development programs from around the country to measure the extent to which their programs affect academic performance, motivation, and attitudes of public high school science and mathematics students.

The NSF grant was administered by Columbia University.  Dr. Samuel C. Silverstein was the grant's Principal Investigator,  Jay Dubner was the Project Coordinator and  Dr. Conrad Katzenmeyer was the NSF Program Officer.

Award # 9812142


Arkansas STRIVE

Business Education Compact

Georgia Industrial Fellowships for Teachers



Science Education Partnership

Summer Research Program for Science Teachers