Research Reports

Research Reports

2015 SMASH Alumni Data Brief

LPFI has distilled responses to the annual SMASH Alumni survey into this two-page data brief. Findings include STEM persistence and achievement outcomes such as: 64% of SMASH alumni who have graduated from college are working in STEM fields; 74% of SMASH...
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2015 SMASH Evaluation Report

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...
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Measuring Impact – Why It Matters

by Alexis Martin, Ph.D., Director of Research and Evaluation The Level Playing Field Institute relies on rigorous evaluation methods in order to measure the impact of our programs. LPFI’s Research department collects and analyzes data for each of our programs-...
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STEM Trends

by Danielle Rose, Director of Programs for the Level Playing Field Institute STEM fields are some of the most exciting areas to work in today.  Not only are STEM careers at the cutting edge of discovery and innovation, they are...
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Engaging Underrepresented Youth in Computer Science

Researchers, staff and computer science instructors from Level Playing Field Institute, the Kapor Center for Social Impact and the Computer Science Division of the University of California, Berkeley held a panel discussion on increasing access to computer science for underrepresented girls and youth of...
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2014 SMASH Evaluation Report

The Summer Math and Science Academy (SMASH) 2014 Evaluation Report was designed and implemented by the LPFI Research Team to: (1) Examine the goals, objectives, and activities of the SMASH program and construct measures to assess impact in each critical...
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SMASH 2013 Evaluation Report

The Summer Math and Science Academy (SMASH) 2013 Evaluation Report was designed and implemented by the LPFI Research Team to: Examine the goals, objectives, and activities of the SMASH program and construct measures to assess impact in each critical area....
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SMASH 2012 Evaluation Report

The Summer Math and Science Academy (SMASH) 2012 Evaluation Report was designed and implemented by the LPFI Research Team to: Examine the goals, objectives, and activities of the SMASH program and construct measures to assess impact in each critical area....
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Race, Age and Gender in the Workplace

Level Playing Field Institute’s Race, Age and Gender in the Workplace Survey shows that conversations about race, age and gender increased since the historic 2008 presidential primaries irrespective of whether they are discouraged by company policy. Read about the impact of these...
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Corporate Leavers Survey

The Corporate Leavers Survey, a groundbreaking study conducted by the Level Playing Field Institute in January 2007, shows that each year in this country, more than 2 million professionals and managers in today’s increasingly diverse workforce leave their jobs, pushed out...
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HOW-FAIR Study

The Level Playing Field Institute in collaboration with the Center for Survey Research at the University of Connecticut, conducted the How Opportunities in Workplaces and Fairness Affect Intergroup Relations (HOW-FAIR) Survey.Four hundred employers and 2435 employees from across the nation...
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