ERIC Number: ED452339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-11
Urban School Key Indicators of Science and Mathematics Education for the National Science Foundation's Urban Systemic Initiative Program.
Kim, Jason J.; Lee, Hunhee K.; Crasco, Linda
This paper describes the "Urban School Key Indicators of Science and Mathematics Education," a four-volume publication designed to visualize the educational reform progress of 21 urban school districts in the National Science Foundation's Urban Systemic Initiative (USI) program launched in 1994. The USI program is intended to be a catalyst for large-scale educational change affecting standards, curriculum, assessment, professional development, partnerships, and convergence of intellectual and fiscal resources, with constant attention to improving student achievement. The "Urban School Key Indicators of Science and Mathematics Education" culminates the first year and a half effort to collect and compile multiple-year reform progress data across the 21 sites using the Key Indicator Data System, which includes quantitative and qualitative data templates. Quantitative data include information on student demographics, academics, test scores, and teacher professional development and district and USI fund utilization. The Urban School Key Indicators report presents the quantitative and qualitative multiple-year reform data in a condensed graphic and text format. It provides a rationale for establishing a consortium for the urban school key indicators data warehouse designed to assist urban school districts, stakeholders, and research communities. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Seattle, WA, April 10-14, 2001).