Past Projects

A list of past CEPR projects

Access to Opportunity

Access to Opportunity (A2O) is a partnership with the College Board aimed at measuring and improving secondary students’ access to rigorous high school coursework and enrollment in well-matched colleges, with a focus on the most disadvantaged students.

DreamBox Learning Achievement Growth

An impact study on the use of DreamBox Learning software on student achievement in the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) and the Rocketship Education charter school network.

Exploring Methods for Improving Teachers’ Mathematical Quality of Instruction

What is the optimal level of facilitation in teachers’ discussions and the effect of contributing their own video?

This study is investigating the conditions of effective video-based math professional development and the use of an observational instrument as a common language for teachers to use to talk about their practice.

Teaching Higher: Educators’ Perspectives on Common Core Implementation

Now that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has resolved the struggle over the federal role in education, leaders in the remaining Common Core states can refocus attention on the standards, the assessments, and the supports teachers and students need to succeed on them. To inform those efforts, the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University surveyed a representative sample of teachers in five states (Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Nevada) as they prepared their students to take the new Common Core-aligned assessments in the spring of 2015.

TNTP Program Evaluation

Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this study is examining the relationship of TNTP’s evaluation system for new teachers to student outcomes in Louisiana. Scholars from Brown University and the University of Michigan are also involved in this work.