The Level Playing Field Institute is pleased to present its 2015 SMASH Evaluation Report. This report highlights the impact of the SMASH 2015 program, including outcomes such as:
- 93% of SMASH students demonstrated an increase in science assessment scores over the course of the program.
- At the completion of SMASH, 86% of students planned to pursue a career within the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. By comparison, estimates suggest only 49% of all 9-12th graders intend to study STEM in college.
- Students demonstrated a statistically significant increase in technology skills and knowledge from pre-to-post-SMASH.
 National Science Foundation, Science and Engineering Indicators, 2012, University of the Sciences, Survey Results:Students’ Attitudes on Pursuing Sciences and Healthcare, 2012).