School Improvement & Redesign

Research to Practice

June 9, 2016

Findings from the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice (NCRPP) survey, and how it can help education leaders and researchers create more of an impact, are discussed in the following HGSE Usable Knowledge blog post.... Read more about Research to Practice

2016 Apr 09

AERA 2016 Annual Meeting

Sat - Tue, Apr 9 to Apr 12, 8:00am - 6:00pm


Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

CEPR-affiliated faculty, researchers, and graduate students will be presenting on the topics of system improvement, student achievement gaps, and education policy at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2016. CEPR will also be hosting Booth 107 in the Exhibit Hall, where participants will learn about our projects, and how to become a Strategic Data Project (SDP) partner or fellow.
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West, M. R., Morton, B. A., & Herlihy, C. M. (2016). Achievement Network’s Investing in Innovation Expansion: Impacts on Educator Practice and Student Achievement.Abstract

Achievement Network (ANet) was founded in 2005 as a school-level intervention to support the use of academic content standards and assessments to improve teaching and learning. Initially developed within the Boston charter school sector, it has expanded to serve over 500 schools in nine geographic networks across the United States. The program is based on the belief that if teachers are provided with timely data on student performance from interim assessments tied to state standards, if school leaders provide support and create structures that help them use that data to identify student weaknesses, and if teachers have knowledge of how to improve the performance of students who are falling behind, then they will become more effective at identifying and addressing gaps in student learning. This will, in turn, improve student performance, particularly for high-need students.

In 2010, ANet received a development grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) Program. The grant funded both the expansion of the program to serve up to 60 additional schools in five school districts, as well as an external evaluation of the expansion. The Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University partnered with ANet to design a matched-pair, school-randomized evaluation of their program’s impact on educator practice and student achievement in schools participating in its i3-funded expansion.

2016 Mar 02

CEPR-Affiliated Sessions at SREE Spring Conference 2016

Wed Mar 2 (All day) to Sat Mar 5 (All day)


Washington, DC

CEPR-affiliated faculty, researchers, and graduate students will be presenting on the topics of educator effectiveness, postsecondary access and success, and measurement tools at the upcoming Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) conference. Stay engaged via @HarvardCEPR and #SREE16.
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