Kahle, J. B. (1999). Discovering from
Discovery: The evaluation of Ohio’s systemic initiative. In N. L. Webb
(Ed.), Evaluation of systemic reform in mathematics and science. Synthesis
and proceedings of the Fourth Annual NISE Forum (Workshop Report No. 8).
Madison: University of Wisconsin, National Institute for Science Education.
manuscript analyzes Ohio’s systemic initiative to increase student
achievement levels in mathematics and science. A three-tier nested
research design was used to examine outcomes as the program was occurring.
The study found that teachers’ professional development activities had a
positive impact by increasing standards-based teaching practices, and
students’ tests scores were raised, regardless of socioeconomic status.