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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
White, Taylor – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2014
Teacher evaluation systems introduced by states and school systems in the past several years have focused attention on improving the performance of public school teachers, but they have been cost- and time-intensive, placing a significant burden on states' and districts' resources. In Tennessee, for example, trained evaluators conducted nearly…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, School Districts, Interviews
Park, Sandra; Hironaka, Stephanie; Carver, Penny; Nordstrum, Lee – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2013
In recent years, "continuous improvement" has become a popular catchphrase in the field of education. However, while continuous improvement has become commonplace and well-documented in other industries, such as healthcare and manufacturing, little is known about how this work has manifested itself in education. This white paper attempts…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Total Quality Management, Instructional Improvement, Case Studies
Silva, Elena; White, Taylor – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2013
Drawing on a research base developed over many years in education, Carnegie is testing a set of strategies to help students persist and succeed academically. This kind of persistence, what the researchers and faculty who developed the Pathways call "productive persistence," is a key driver of Quantway┬« and Statway┬«. Broadly defined,…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Two Year College Students, Psychological Patterns, Teaching Methods