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In student centered math classes, students reason mathematically, communicate their mathematical thinking to other students, connect math concepts to their experiences, and solve complex, real world math problems rather than solely memorizing procedures. This research explores how districts implement student-centered instruction in math at the high school level. This research focuses on the outcomes of these reforms. The research also addresses how profiled districts train and support teachers and assess the outcomes of student-centered instruction.
Although teachers are experimenting with hands-on learning assignments and online break-out sessions to engage students during online classes, many teachers still notice only a handful of students actively participate on a regular basis. Here are three easy to implement---yet often overlooked—ways to help boost students’ engagement in a synchronous virtual classroom.
Summary This report describes how districts can improve equity and student achievement by expanding access to dual enrollment courses. The report first explores the relationship between dual enrollment and student achievement. Next, the report describes how district administrators negotiate partnership agreements with higher education institutions. Lastly, the report offers strategies (e.g., student supports, parent engagement […]
Summary This research brief explores summer programs aimed at boosting kindergarten and sixth grade readiness at profiled districts. The brief addresses funding, staffing and support, and promotion for summer programs in general. The brief also describes considerations for design, instruction, and assessment for kindergarten and sixth grade readiness programs specifically. Key observations from our research […]
Summary This research brief explores opening a new comprehensive high school in the district. Five profiled districts opened a new high school within the last six years and one profiled district will open a new high school in 2021. This brief provides considerations on program and building design, student placement, staffing, and community engagement. Key […]
This project explores the use of reading and writing workshops at secondary schools to teach English language arts, from implementation to assessment.
Download this infographic to learn about three areas where you may find bottleneck courses at your institution.
This report explores strategies used by districts that altered their middle school accelerated math pathways to improve equity within pathways and districts that eliminated their middle school accelerated math pathways entirely.