Pre-Engineering/Engineering Student Survey

Survey of Students that have attended Project Lead the Way Classes

Note: this site is in no way affiliated with Project Lead the Way
This survey is being conducted as part of an independent study course being taken as part of a Masters program  in Educational Technology at Cal State Northridge.
The results of this survey are intended to help other secondary education science teachers and administrators better understand how programs such as PLTW  can benefit their students/school and how such courses would fit within their own programs.

 The results of the survey will be posted here on phyzx.net as will any follow-up surveys and analysis.

Stu Egli
Acton, CA
Mechanical Engineer, Secondary Education Physics and Technology Teacher

SURVEY FORM

BE SURE TO SELECT THE SUBMIT BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FORM WHEN YOU ARE DONE
Please answer as many of the questions below as you can. I have grouped the most important questions at the beginning of the form if you do not want to complete the whole form.
Thank you!
 
STUDENT INFORMATION
your email (optional):
AGE years Gender Male Female
CURRENT GRADE LEVEL
Middle School 6 7 8 High School 9 10 11 12
 High School Graduate   Other (explain below)
name of School :
Type of school Public  Private  On-line  Home
City      State  
district  

 

PLTW Pre-Engineering/Engineering Courses Taken
Check classes that you have completed or are enrolled in currently.
Middle School

 

Gateway To Technology  
High School/JR. COLLEGE
Principles of Engineering Introduction to Engineering Design
Digital Electronics Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Civil Engineering and Architecture Engineering Design and Development

 

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ENGINEERING
  TRUE FALSE
An adult close to me (parent, Aunt/Uncle, Grandparent, family friend) is an Engineer or works in an Engineering related occupation
Indicate how accurately the sentence describes you. disagree
strongly
disagree neutral agree agree
strongly
Before taking the PLTW course I knew a lot about the variety and types of things engineers do.
Since taking the PLTW course I know a lot about the variety and types of things engineers do.

 

IMPACT ON FUTURE PLANS AND GOALS
COLLEGE PLANS TRUE FALSE
I planned on going to college before taking this class(es)
Taking the PLTW class(es) changed my mind about attending a college or university
Taking the PLTW class(es) changed my mind about what major to take in college
     
Indicate how accurately the sentence describes you. disagree
strongly
disagree neutral agree agree
strongly
Before taking the PLTW course(s) I already planned on becoming an engineer.
I would never have considered engineering if I had not taken the PLTW course.
Since taking the PLTW course I now plan on becoming an Engineer.
Taking the PLTW courses has greatly effected my future education plans and goals.
I now plan to pursue an engineering education
 
  TRUE FALSE
I have applied to a College, University, or Trade School to attend and Engineering or Engineering Technology program
I have already been accepted to an engineering program at a college or university
Name of College, University or Trade School

 

IMPACT ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
Indicate how accurately the sentence describes you. disagree
strongly
disagree neutral agree agree
strongly
Before taking the PLTW classes I clearly understood why I had to learn subjects like Math, Science, and English.
I now appreciate more fully the importance of subjects like Math, Science, and English
I now find my other classes easier to do well in and understand.
I am much more motivated to do well in all of my classes
VALUE OF PLTW COURSES
Should pre-engineering  classes like PLTW be offered to all students in addition to, or instead of, existing science or math classes such as 8th Grade Physical Sciences, Geometry/Trigonometry, or Physics Yes No

COMMENTS/SUGGESTIONS/QUESTIONS


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