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Experimental Impacts of the Ongoing Assessment Project on Teachers and Students

Research Report
2018

In this report describes the results of a rigorous two-year study of the impacts of a mathematics initiative called Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP) on teacher and student learning in grades 3-5 in two Philadelphia area school districts. OGAP is a mathematics program which combines teacher formative assessment practices with knowledge of student developmental progressions to build deeper student understanding of mathematics content.

Jonathan A. Supovitz

Executive Director, CPRE
University of Pennsylvania

Jonathan Supovitz is the Executive Director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) headquartered at University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. At University of Pennsylvania, Supovitz is professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education and director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE).

New Study: Understanding TN district-led turnaround effort in iZone

Announcement

For the past three years a team of researchers, led by Joshua Glazer (George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development), examined Shelby County's iZone district-led effort to dramatically improve, or "turn around," 23 of the lowest performing schools in Tennessee.

District-led School Turnaround: Aiming for Ambitious and Equitable Instruction in Shelby County’s iZone

Research Report
2020

The Shelby County iZone is a district-led effort to dramatically improve, or “turn around,” 23 of the lowest performing schools in Tennessee in the 15th largest district in the country. Despite circumstances that have proved insurmountable to many past reform efforts, iZone schools have made significant gains in performance in both math and English language arts (ELA).

Pathways for Analyzing and Responding to Student Work for Formative Assessment

Working Paper
2019

This study explored how teachers interpreted and responded to their own student work during the process of formative assessment. The study involved a purposefully selected sample of 32 teachers in grades K-5 who had been trained by the Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP) to use learning progressions to analyze and respond to evidence in student work.

Engaging in Distributed Leadership

Project Updates

School leadership is broadly acknowledged to be vital to improving outcomes for schools and students. Yet, amongst the countless demands that educational leaders face, making wise choices to pressing issues have become increasingly more complex.

A new CPRE report reveals strategies to help leaders tackle their toughest issues. 

Meaningful & Sustainable School Improvement with Distributed Leadership

Research Report
2019

School leadership is broadly acknowledged to be the lynchpin for school success. Yet, amongst the countless demands that school leaders face, making wise leadership choices is increasingly challenging. On what should leaders focus their attention and how should they prioritize their improvement efforts?

Managing Networks for School Improvement: Seven Lessons from the Field

Workbook
2019

In recent decades, new networks for school improvement (NSI) have proliferated across the country. These emerging organizational structures present education leaders with an opportunity to build dynamic infrastructures to engage schools in improvements to teaching and learning. NSI are diverse. Some NSI are part of school districts, while others are contracted by school districts to design blueprints for school improvement.

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