Caspary, K., Milby, A., Sosina, V., Wei, X., & Goetz, R. (2021). Evaluation of Los Angeles City College’s STEM Pathways program: Impacts of the Supplemental Instruction program 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 students’ STEM degree completion and transfer to 4-year colleges, particularly for low-income and Latinx students. The program provided a variety of supports including Supplemental Instruction (SI) for key STEM courses. This report presents findings from a quasi-experimental study estimating the impact of SI participation on STEM course success and continuation in STEM. SRI found positive and statistically significant results for focal course passing, focal course grade, and continuation in STEM.