In this AEI report, Alan Ginsburg and Carnegie Foundation Senior Fellow Marshall (Mike) Smith analyze 27 RCT mathematics curriculum studies contained in the What Works Clearinghouse, and they find serious threats to the usefulness of all 27.
Based on his 2014 distinguished lecture at AERA, Carnegie President Anthony S. Bryk outlines his vision for a new “improvement paradigm” that will help our schools get better at getting better in Educational Researcher.
Training observers is increasingly important for quality observation of teachers. This report examines research on observer training and investigates how five districts are preparing observers to conduct accurate, reliable, and useful observations.
This report summarizes new psychological and behavioral research around building motivation and shows how teachers can increase motivation by encouraging positive behaviors, improving their academic mindsets, and enhancing their sense of connectedness.
Using ideas borrowed from improvement science, Learning to Improve presents a process of disciplined inquiry that can be combined with the use of networks to identify, adapt, and successfully scale up promising interventions in education.
This paper, by Carnegie President Anthony S. Bryk and Louis Gomez of the Northwestern University School of Education, was drawn from a presentation given by Bryk at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research on Oct. 25, 2007.