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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.
Summary This report describes how districts operate interdistrict desegregation programs to combat regional segregation. The report first provides an overview of interdistrict desegregation program types, outcomes, and common challenges. The report then suggests solutions to major problems facing interdistrict desegregation programs, including the legality of selection criteria, decreasing community engagement, the lack of sustainable funding, […]
Administrators can greatly improve a student’s progress by moving them from an ineffective learning space to a highly effective learning space. This report describes how districts select and implement classroom layouts, furniture, and technology resources to support student-centered instructional practices.
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 […]
Research literature demonstrates that an over-dependence on paraprofessionals may negatively impact students’ growth, both socially and academically. This report provides guidance on how to structure the paraprofessional role and responsibilities to effectively serve students with special needs and ultimately build their capacity to function independently in the school environment.
In the U.S., K-12 students are increasingly enrolling in full-time online learning schools, which operate in 39 states. However, research shows that many online schools struggle to retain their students. This brief profiles retention strategies from five online schools that report retention and course completion rates above 80%.
Adopting a Career Academy model, which aligns high school curricula with career themes and creates a more personalized educational environment through small learning communities, has contributed to higher graduation rates and earnings among participating students. This brief explores how districts can effectively establish Career Academies.