Last week, we blogged about two recent studies of Gibson’s that pointed to key predictors of postsecondary STEM success and explored Hispanic students’ exposure to STEM coursework in Texas. In October of 2017, one of those studies attracted the attention of Education Week’s Curriculum Matters blog. The post, titled “Despite Access, Students of Color in Texas Complete Fewer Advanced STEM Classes”, summarizes our work and highlights important questions that our study raises:
“[W]hy [do] fewer students of color complete these classes, despite apparently having access to them[?] Is it a function of different expectations for these students? Not enough support in helping them finish the classes? A lack of counseling? Tracking in high school?”
If you would like to learn more about our study, check out Education Week’s blog post.