OSPrI Updates

Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High School, in San Diego, CA, Full case study Completed!

June 05, 2014

Our sixth case study has been completed and posted to our website!

Urban Science Academy in Boston, Massachusetts, Full case study Completed!

May 27, 2014

Our fifth case study has been completed and posted to our website!

OSPrI At SIOP 2014

May 15, 2014

Please join us in Honolulu, HI at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psycho

OSPrI At AERA 2014

March 27, 2014

Please join us in Philadelphia, PA at the 2014 AERA Annual Meeting April 3-7.


March 27, 2014

Please join us in Pittsburgh, PA at the NARST 2014 Annual International Conference on March 30 - April 2. 


The aim of this project is to examine opportunity structures provided to students by Inclusive STEM-Focused High Schools (ISHS), with an emphasis on studying schools that serve students from underrepresented groups.

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Participating Schools

A list of the schools that are participating in our project.

Research Framework

Our research framework, including candidate Critical Component definitions and more.

OSPrI In The News

Model 'Inclusive' STEM High Schools Share Common Traits, Researchers Say

April 09, 2014

The recent proliferation of open-enrollment STEM high schools has been a "bolt of lightning" to the field of K-12 science, technology, engineering and math education, researchers say, but more st

Researchers Find that Inclusive STEM-Focused Schools Encourage Academic Learning

January 24, 2014

Researchers from George Mason University and George Washington University (GW) are completing the first phase of an in-depth analysis of a new type of high school that is emerging across the United

Understanding and Cultivating STEM-Focused Education

December 17, 2013

A research study co-led by Tara Behrend is taking a closer look at “Inclusive Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” high schools for possible solutions.

GW Researchers Release First Case Studies to Analyze Inclusive STEM-Focused U.S. High Schools

October 18, 2013

New studies out of the George Washington University are taking a closer look at a type of high school that is rapidly emerging across the United States.

Adding it Up

April 04, 2013

As the nation's future becomes increasingly tied to schools rooted in science and engineering, one question remains: What makes these schools work?

Researchers to Study STEM-Focused High Schools

December 09, 2011

Researchers from George Mason and George Washington University joined forces on a four-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the trend of STEM-focused high schools.

GSEHD-Led Research Team Receives Nearly $3 Million for Study of STEM Inclusive High Schools

October 20, 2011

Researchers at GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development and the Columbian College of Arts and Science received nearly $3 million from the National Science Foundation to study high schools that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum.