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Donovan, M. Suzanne – Strategic Education Research Partnership, 2017
This paper makes the case for a shift in the policy strategy to improve K-12 education. It argues for investment in an infrastructure to develop the knowledge base on effective teaching and learning, and to prepare new teachers according to that knowledge base. As in medicine, the infrastructure would be located within practice settings, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Research and Development, Educational Improvement
Donovan, M. Suzanne – Strategic Education Research Partnership, 2015
In this white paper, the author addresses the current issues faced by policy makers for improving the K-12 education system in the United States. Reliance had been on: (1) incentives; and (2) accountability standards. These two policy levers promised a quick, easily understood response for a relatively small investment. While the logic of these…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts, Classroom Research
Elmore, Richard F.; Forman, Michelle L.; Stosich, Elizabeth L.; Bocala, Candice – Strategic Education Research Partnership, 2014
Purpose: In this paper we describe the Internal Coherence (IC) model of assessment and professional development, a set of clinical tools and practices designed to help practitioners foster the organizational conditions required for whole-school instructional improvement. Proposed Conceptual Argument: We argue that the data captured by the IC…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Instructional Improvement, Evaluation Methods, Professional Development
Daro, Phil – Strategic Education Research Partnership, 2014
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M) set rigorous standards for each of grades 6, 7 and 8. Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP) has been working with two school districts, Oakland Unified School District and San Francisco Unified School District, to evaluate extant policies and practices and formulate new policies…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Mathematics, Grade 6, Grade 7