ERIC Number: EJ1177925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Building a Networked Improvement Community to Promote Equitable, Coherent Systems of Science Education: How a State-Level Team Can Support District-Level Change Efforts
Penuel, William R.; Shaw, Sam; Bell, Philip; Hopkins, Megan; Neill, Tiffany; Farrell, Caitlin C.
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v15 n1 p30-38 Spr 2018
This paper describes a Networked Improvement Community comprised of a network of 13 states focused on improving coherence and equity in state systems of science education. Grounded in principles of improvement science adapted from healthcare, we are developing and testing resources for formative assessment in science, with the aim of developing systems where actors at every level of the education system are oriented toward a common vision for science, and where there is a common commitment to equity. The paper describes these strategies and implications of this work for district-level change efforts.
Descriptors: Science Education, Equal Education, Educational Improvement, Teamwork, School Districts, Educational Change, Networks, Partnerships in Education, State Departments of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Leadership, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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