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Russell, Jennifer Lin; Bryk, Anthony S.; Peurach, Donald J.; Sherer, David; LeMahieu, Paul G.; Khachatryan, Edit; Sherer, Jennifer Z.; Hannan, Maggie – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2021

A burgeoning set of education-related organizations join networks each year, reflecting a shared belief that problems in education are too complex for any one educator or organization to solve on their own and that collaboration can support educational improvement. The goal of this paper is to describe how networked improvement communities (NICs)…

Descriptors: Social Structure, Communities of Practice, Problem Solving, Guidelines

Sherer, David; Norman, Jon; Bryk, Anthony S.; Peurach, Donald J.; Vasudeva, Ash; McMahon, Kelly – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2020

Across the social sectors, a growing number of organizations are embracing continuous improvement approaches and organizing themselves as networks in order to attack complex problems. To succeed, networks must learn quickly by studying their own practices, continuously adapting to changing circumstances within their organizations and in the…

Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Networks, Evidence, Integrated Activities

Dixon, Christina J.; Palmer, Simone N. – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2020

This Reflection Guide summarizes the findings of a Carnegie Foundation project to understand how executive leaders in education transform their organizations to be capable of producing new levels of system performance through the use of improvement science principles. Described here are the key dispositions, core practices, and levers of…

Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Total Quality Management

Huang, Melrose; Norman, Jon; Yamada, Hiroyuki – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2018

Since 2011, Statway®, an alternative pathway to completing college-level developmental mathematics, has evolved from a two-semester sequence into a single-semester course. As of the 2016-2017 academic year, five institutions have offered an accelerated one-term version of Statway. This paper describes why these colleges chose to implement…

Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Mathematics, College Mathematics, Statistics

Huang, Melrose – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2018

Traditional developmental mathematics sequences are a major impediment for community college students who need to acquire college-level mathematics credit in order to attain their long-term academic goals. Each year, approximately 500,000 students fail to complete their developmental mathematics coursework, jeopardizing their ability to earn an…

Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Mathematics

Yamada, Hiroyuki – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2017

This report analyzes evidence from a new study assessing the effectiveness of Quantway 1 (QW1), a single-term accelerated developmental math course with a focus on quantitative reasoning. Quantway® is one of the Pathways courses (along with Statway®) developed by a network of faculty and content experts convened by the Carnegie Foundation to…

Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, College Mathematics, Acceleration (Education), Developmental Programs

Hoang, Hai; Huang, Melrose; Sulcer, Brian; Yesilyurt, Suleyman – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2017

College math is a gateway course that has become a constraining gatekeeper for tens of thousands of students annually. Every year, over 500,000 students fail developmental mathematics, preventing them from achieving their college and career goals. The Carnegie Math Pathways initiative offers students an alternative. It comprises two Pathways…

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Acceleration (Education), Remedial Mathematics, Outcomes of Education

Huang, Melrose; Yamada, Hiroyuki – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2017

Statway® is an accelerated developmental mathematics intervention program for college students who are not yet prepared to succeed in a college-level math course. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching created the initiative to increase student success rates in developmental mathematics and subsequent credit-bearing, college-level…

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Remedial Mathematics, Acceleration (Education), Program Effectiveness

Norman, Jon – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2017

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's Math Pathways seek to improve outcomes for community college students who take remedial math courses. The Pathways include two comprehensive instructional systems--Statway® and Quantaway® and are described in this report. They are designed to support students to achieve the necessary math…

Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Community Colleges, Remedial Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2017

The Carnegie Foundation launched its Math Pathways initiative nearly six years ago at 29 colleges across the country with the aim of improving success rates in developmental math. Tens of thousands of students a year, who need additional preparation for college-level math, are shut out of earning degrees and fulfilling careers due to the huge…

Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Mathematics, Educational Improvement

Yamada, Hiroyuki; Bohannon, Angel; Grunow, Alicia – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2016

Quantway is a Carnegie Math Pathways initiative which redesigns the content, pedagogy, and structure of traditional developmental math courses to simultaneously tackle traditional barriers of student success and support a broader range of developmental students in achieving their math potential. Specifically, Quantway is a quantitative reasoning…

Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Probability, Scores, Mathematics Instruction

Huang, Melrose; Hoang, Hai; Yesilyurt, Suleyman; Thorn, Chris – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2016

The Community College Pathways initiative is composed of two pathways, Statway® and Quantway® that provide post-secondary students with accelerated means to complete developmental mathematics sequences and attain college-level mathematics credit. Since its inception in 2011, the Pathways initiative has made tremendous strides toward reclaiming…

Descriptors: Community Colleges, Research Reports, Developmental Programs, Remedial Mathematics

Goldhaber, Dan; Harris Douglas N.; Loeb, Susanna; McCaffrey, Daniel F.; Raudenbush, Stephen W. – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2015

It is common knowledge that teacher quality is a key in-school factor affecting student achievement. While the quality of teaching clearly matters for how much students learn, this quality is challenging to measure. Evaluating teacher quality based on the level of their students' end-of-year test scores has been one method of assessing…

Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques

Sowers, Nicole; Yamada, Hiroyuki – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2015

The Community College Pathways initiative consists of two pathways, Statway® and Quantway®, that accelerate post-secondary students' progress through their developmental mathematics sequence and a college-level course for credit. Launched in 2011, the Pathways have been remarkably successful, helping thousands of students achieve success in…

Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Descriptions, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Change

Silva, Elena; White, Taylor; Toch, Thomas – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2015

Early in the twentieth century, the industrialist Andrew Carnegie established the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to create a pension system for the nation's college professors. The introduction of this pension system proved an ingenious educational reform. At the time, American higher education was a largely ill-defined…

Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Competence