School Improvement & Redesign

2014 Mar 03

CEPR-Affiliated Sessions at SXSWedu 2014

Mon Mar 3 (All day) to Thu Mar 6 (All day)

Location: 

Austin, TX

Two of CEPR's programs, the Best Foot Forward Project (BFF) and the Strategic Data Project (SDP), presented at SXSWedu 2014. In Opening Doors to Advance Analytics for Your Agency, a panel demonstrated how SDP is changing how education agencies think about, use, and present data to inform policy decisions and communicate with stakeholders. Panel members included SDP Executive Director Nick Morgan, Superintendent Renee Foose of the Howard County Public School System (SDP Partner), SDP Fellow Atnreakn Alleyne of the Delaware Department of Education, and Senior Education...

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New Study of Massachusetts' Charter Schools Finds Urban Charter Schools Boost Achievement Sharply, but Results for Nonurban Charters are Mixed

February 4, 2011

Researchers from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, MIT and the University of Michigan have released the results of a new study that suggests that urban charter schools in Massachusetts have large positive effects on student achievement at both the middle and high school levels.... Read more about New Study of Massachusetts' Charter Schools Finds Urban Charter Schools Boost Achievement Sharply, but Results for Nonurban Charters are Mixed

CU-Boulder, Harvard, and Northwestern Launch Center to Study How Educational Leaders Use Research

June 25, 2014

The Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $5 million to the University of Colorado Boulder, the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University, and Northwestern University to create a new center that will study how educational leaders—including school district supervisors and principals—use research when making decisions and what can be done to make research findings more useful and relevant for those leaders.... Read more about CU-Boulder, Harvard, and Northwestern Launch Center to Study How Educational Leaders Use Research

Presumed Averageness: The Mis-Application of Classical Hypothesis Testing in Education

December 4, 2013

CEPR Faculty Director Thomas Kane discusses the importance of statistical significance in the following Brookings Institution paper. 

Imagine yourself having had a heart attack.  An ambulance arrives to transport you to a hospital emergency room.  Your ambulance driver asks you to choose between two hospitals, Hospital A or Hospital B.  At Hospital A, the mortality rate for heart attack patients is 75 percent.  At Hospital B, the mortality rate is just 20 percent.  But mortality rates are imperfect measures, based on a finite...

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