The STEM School Study (S3) team sat down with inclusive STEM school leaders from over 25 inclusive STEM schools and asked them to describe the parts of their schools that are essential to their school models. We found that while STEM schools vary in many ways, there are eight major Elements common to them all. Each Element is comprised of a number of components and together, they illustrate what STEM schools are and lay the groundwork for understanding how STEM schools work to achieve their goals.
LaForce, M., Noble, E., King, H., Holt, S., & Century, J. (2014). The 8 Elements of Inclusive STEM High Schools: Findings from the STEM School Study. Retrieved from: http://d30clwvkkpiyjx.cloudfront.net/S3/Elements_Findings.pdf