What Works Clearinghouse Review of Bridging the School-to-Work Divide: Interim Implementation and Impact Findings from New York City’s P-TECH 9–14 Schools
A What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) review of the interim causal study of New York City's P-TECH Grades 9–14 schools, conducted by the network's research team at MDRC, found the study meets WWC standards without reservations. Studies receiving this rating provide the highest degree of confidence that the intervention caused the observed effect. Read the WWC review and learn more about WWC Individual Study Reviews.
New York City's P-TECH Grades 9–14 schools partner with local colleges and employers to provide a seamless pathway for students to earn a high school diploma and associate’s degree in six years. The study's interim findings indicate that attending a P-TECH 9–14 school leads to an increase in the number of high school course credits that students earn and an increase in students' scores on English Language Arts Regents exams. These interim results suggest that attending P-TECH 9–14 schools helps students get on track to achieve educational goals such as high school graduation. Read the report from the network's research team at MDRC for more information on the interim study findings and view the companion infographic.