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Table 1 The 8 Elements and components

From: The eight essential elements of inclusive STEM high schools

Problem-Based Learning - Core Instructional (20)  • Students make interdisciplinary connections (9)  • Students demonstrate autonomy (13)  • Students reflect on their learning (2)  • Interdisciplinary teams (5)  • Intersession (2)  • Problem-solving projects (17)  • Staff-created curriculum (9)  • Partners support instruction (17)  • Teacher facilitation of teamwork and collaboration among students (14)  • Teacher facilitation of students making interdisciplinary connections (9)  • Teacher facilitation of student interest (4)  • Teacher facilitation of students engaging in an engineering design process (5)  • Teacher facilitation of students engaging with real-world content (11)  • Students cooperate and work with one another as teams (14)  • Students make connections between the content they are learning, the real world, and their lives (11)  • Teacher facilitation of student self-reflection (1)  • Teacher facilitation of student autonomy (13) Rigorous Learning - Core Instructional (20)  • Teacher facilitation of students engaging with real-world content (11)  • Staff-created curriculum (9)  • Students engage in cognitively demanding work (6)  • Core course sequence (7)  • Mastery learning (6)  • Partners support instruction (17)  • Teacher facilitation of students making interdisciplinary connections (9)  • Teacher use of assessment to inform instruction (6)  • Students make interdisciplinary connections (9)  • Students participate in tutoring (2)  • Students participate in early college activities (11)  • Students make connections between the content they are learning, the real world, and their lives (11)  • Teacher facilitation of students doing cognitively demanding work (6) Personalization of Learning - Core Instructional (20)  • Teacher differentiation of instruction based on learning needs (4)  • Teacher facilitation of student interest (4)  • Teacher use of assessment to inform instruction (6)  • Advisory (11)  • Small school and/or classes (5)  • Flexible schedule (11)  • Student access to school throughout the day (2)  • Teacher/partner facilitation of students engaging in career-readiness activities (13)  • Teacher facilitation of student autonomy (13)  • Staff supports needs of whole student (17)  • Students engage and participate in career readiness (13)  • Students demonstrate autonomy (13) Career, Technology, and Life Skills - Core Instructional (20)  • Students participate in early college activities (11)  • Students use technology (11)  • Students use workplace and life skills (11)  • Instructional themes (5)  • Partners support instruction (17)  • Teacher facilitation of student autonomy (13)  • Teacher/partner facilitation of students engaging in career-readiness activities (13)  • Teacher facilitation of students learning skills specifically related to the workplace and life (11)  • Teacher facilitation of teamwork and collaboration among students (14) (Career, Technology, and Life Skills cont.)  • Teacher models use of new and current technologies (11)  • Students cooperate and work with one another as teams (14)  • Students demonstrate autonomy (13)  • Students engage and participate in career readiness (13)  • Students engage and participate in service learning (8)  • Students participate in demonstrations of learning (11)  • Students participate in higher education exposure activities (10) School Community and Belonging - Core Non-Instructional (19)  • Students treat each other with trust and respect (6)  • Extracurricular activities (7)  • Student induction process (4)  • Small school and/or classes (5)  • Student access to school throughout the day (2)  • Teacher facilitation of a positive social and emotional learning environment (6)  • Staff emphasizes code of behavior and values (9)  • Staff support needs of whole student (17)  • Students contribute to school decision-making (7)  • Students demonstrate code of behavior and values (9) External Community - Core Non-Instructional (16)  • School establishes and maintains a community presence (5)  • Students participate in service learning (8)  • Staff spreads practices (2)  • Staff establishes and maintains partnerships (5)  • Partners facilitate spread of practices (3)  • Partners help establish and maintain community presence (2) Staff Foundations Supporting (20)  • Staff collaborate (17)  • Staff reflect on work (5)  • School leaders facilitate staff growth and development (8)  • Common planning time (12)  • Individual planning time (2)  • Non-instructional staff (3)  • School leaders model instructional practice (1)  • School leaders model and support risk-taking and autonomy for staff (6)  • Staff engages in relevant professional development/growth activities (9)  • Staff has a sense of school ownership (3)  • Staff participates in decision-making (7)  • Staff treat one another with trust and respect (2)  • Staff works with autonomy (8)  • Stem instructional leaders support instruction (1) Essential Factors Supporting (19)  • Staff are flexible and open to change (11)  • Representative population (10)  • Professional development resources (2)  • Family involvement (7)  • Online management system (3)  • Open physical space (1)  • Regional school (2)  • Partners provide money/material resources (5)  • Standards (8)  • Staff believe all students can learn (7)
  1. The number in parentheses indicates the number of schools that consider each component core to its model and that have at least one component in that element, respectively