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IESP Working Paper: Can Formal-Informal Collaborations Improve Science Literacy in Urban Middle Schools? The Urban Advantage Middle School Science Initiative in New York City

IESP Paper Can Formal-Informal Collaborations Improve Science Literacy in Urban Middle Schools? Image

This study by researchers at New York University reports the findings of an evaluation of Urban Advantage (UA), a partnership program designed to improve middle school students’ understanding of scientific inquiry through collaborations between the New York City Department of Education and eight informal science education institutions in New York City. The study examines whether the UA program has led to increased student achievement in science for participating schools and students and on early high school outcomes, such as attending a STEM high school or taking high school science Regents exams in 8th or 9th grade.

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