SRI Authors: Victoria E. Sosina, Kyra N. Caspary, Allison Milby, Xin Wei, Rebecca L. Goetz
Sosina, V., Caspary, K., Milby, A., Wei, X., & Goetz, R. (2021). Evaluation of Los Angeles City College’s STEM Pathways program: Impacts of STEM Pathways program participation on student outcomes. SRI International.
Los Angeles City College launched the STEM Pathways program in 2016 with funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The intent of the STEM Pathways program was to improve STEM degree completion and transfer to 4-year colleges, particularly for low-income and Latinx students. The program offered a variety of supports including Supplemental Instruction (SI), peer tutoring in STEM, a book and technology loan program, specialized counseling, a math boot camp, and an undergraduate research experience. This report presents findings from a quasi-experimental study estimating the impact of STEM Pathways program participation on STEM course success and continuation in STEM, as well as degree attainment. SRI found positive and statistically significant results for continuation in STEM and STEM credits earned.