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School Improvement: Curriculum and Instruction

SRI's education researchers evaluate the design, implementation, and impact of a variety of educational programs designed to improve pedagogy and content learning. These school improvement curriculum and instruction studies are conducted within specific subject areas such as mathematics, science, history, language arts, adult literacy, and arts education, or for specific curricula, such as the International Baccalaureate program.

Projects

Evaluation of College-Ready Writers Program-SEED

The ability to write well-reasoned, well-supported arguments is a key skill for success in college, career, and civic society. Yet most students in U.S. secondary schools lack proficiency in argument writing. The National Writing Project developed the College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP) to support...

Thinking Outside the Box: Integrating Dynamic Math to Advance Computational Thinking for Diverse Student Populations

SRI is studying the integration of computer science and mathematics concepts in a middle school course, with a goal to explain students' learning of four concepts that are part of both disciplines.

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Evaluation of International Baccalaureate’s Bridging the Equity Gap Project

SRI is studying the implementation and outcomes of a new International Baccalaureate Organization consulting model designed to increase the participation and success of low-income students in IB’s Diploma Programme. SRI is also examining national postsecondary enrollment, persistence, and...

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Montana Continuous Improvement in Literacy Partnership

SRI and partners will address the performance of economically disadvantaged students, American Indian students, English learners, and those receiving special education services.

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