Research and Findings
Evidence. Research. Purpose.
New Tech Network Students Have Strong Academic Preparation
New Tech Network Builds Adult Capacity and Sustains Adult Shifts Over Time
NTN educator professional growth challenges the established “rhythm” of schooling and requires reflection on beliefs, values, identity, and mindsets
Teacher professional learning experiences enabled authentic elementary student learning environments
The NTN approach supports and sustains adult shifts over time and provides consistent high quality virtual and in-person adult learning experiences
Participants experienced consistent positive overall experiences across learning objectives, facilitation, and resources
NTN Professional Development and coaching enables NTN educators to build and reinforce knowledge
Participants highlighted project creation, collaborating with colleagues, facilitator support, and NTN resources as specific benefits
NTN Students are More Engaged in:
NTN Middle School Students are More Engaged
Middle school is pivotal in establishing a strong academic pipeline because disengagement from school that leads to dropping out often begins in middle school. Increased student engagement has been demonstrated to increase the likelihood of graduating high school and enrolling in college.
- New Tech Network high school students had a graduation rate of 95 percent compared to the national average of 85 percent
- New Tech Network students persist in college at a rate of 82 percent compared to 74 percent nationally