Adding Value to the Mathematics and Science Partnership Evaluations


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Webb, N. L., Kane, J., Kaufman, D., & Yang, J. (2001). Study of the impact of Statewide Systemic Initiatives Program: Technical report to the National Science Foundation on the use of State NAEP data to assess the impact of the Statewide Systemic Initiatives. Madison: University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Center for Education Research.

This report analyzes six indicators of school reform practices (time spent in professional development, number of reform-related topics studied by teachers, teachersí knowledge of NCTM standards, emphasis on reasoning and communication, studentsí opportunities for mathematical discourse, and studentsí use of calculators).  Statewide Systemic Initiatives (SSI) states versus non-SSI states are analyzed according to these measures.  Findings show that both SSI and non-SSI states maintained the achievement gap between Black and White students although there was some evidence that the achievement gap narrowed between these students in specific subtopic scales.


 

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