Project-based learning works
by Iowa Future
May 29, 2012
The the results are in, and the data reveal what many have known: project-based learning works.
In one Texas school district a high school is teaching every subject in every grade via project-based learning. The model is motivating students to pursue knowledge and it drives academic achievement.
It’s hard to deny the students’ success at Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, where 98 percent of seniors graduate and 100 percent of its graduates are accepted in college.
Student performance on measures of state standards meets or exceeds the rest of the state, and is generally much better than non-high school students in the district.
How do they do it? The school’s success over the last five years is reviewed in several articles and a video in Edutopia’s “Schools That Work” series that profiles K-12 schools, districts and programs that are dramatically improving the way students learn.
See other stories in the Edutopia “Schools That Work” series.
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