Working to reliably land paper airplanes, educators, researchers, and other workshop participants experienced how improvement science offers a different way to solve problems and collect data.
Category: Improvement in Action
September 3, 2015 July 2, 2015
In a recent article, High Tech High faculty and administrators highlight how they used the tools and mindsets of improvement science to increase the number of African American and Latino male students who directly attend 4-year institutions.
June 11, 2015
A recent publication cautions against using existing measures around students' personal qualities because they were primarily designed for research. Rather, new measures, including practical measures, must be developed to provide insight into this aspect of learning.
April 17, 2015
Don Berwick, founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), gave an inspiring keynote at the Summit on Improvement in Education focusing on shifting from inspection-oriented improvement to change-oriented improvement to reach our goals.
February 18, 2015
The Carnegie Foundation hosted an expert convening to focus on improving Title II by using improvement science tools to deepen our understanding of the problem the act is trying to solve.
February 3, 2015
Pathway faculty leaders are developing bridge courseware that can enable Pathways students to be eligible to take the math courses in STEM or business majors without having to enroll in an additional developmental math course.
December 18, 2014
Iterative testing from a Carnegie Alpha Lab practitioner-researcher partnership highlights the potential impact of a mindset intervention followed several weeks later by a utility value intervention administered online to reduce course dropout.
August 6, 2014
Carnegie's Pathways are design and testing around arousal reappraisal, which instructs individuals that the physiological arousal experienced during stress is not harmful, but rather can be conceived of as a coping resource that aids performance.
July 24, 2014
In designing two alternative mathematics pathways for students taking college developmental math classes, Carnegie has acknowledged student baggage as one of the key drivers that must be addressed to fully support student success.
May 28, 2014
As Carnegie Senior Associate Susan Headden writes in her recent report "Beginners in the Classroom," public education loses a lot of new teachers to attrition and pays a heavy price in talent and treasure.
December 4, 2013
Carnegie’s Pathways have had notable success in their first implementation. In addition to their high success rates, Rob Johnstone finds that Statway and Quantway very well may make money for an institution.
May 22, 2013
In this white paper, the authors draw on examples that illustrate how continuous quality improvement methodology is being applied in education toward the goals of making education more efficient, effective, and equitable.
May 3, 2013
In the Pathways, Carnegie is testing a set of strategies to help students persist and succeed academically. This report examines this kind of persistence, called Productive Persistence, which is addressing the alarming student failure rates.
March 14, 2013
Carnegie Program Achieves Dramatic Success for Community College Students in Developmental Mathematics
The results from the first year of Community College Pathways Program, the 2011-2012 academic year, show a dramatic rate of success for students enrolled in developmental mathematics. Learn how Pathways is achieving these impressive results.
February 4, 2013
The Pathways' Productive Persistence Subnetwork is addressing the problem of student motivation, tenacity, and skills for success in developmental mathematics.
January 8, 2013
Carnegie's Pathways is helping students to succeed in developmental mathematics by developing tenacity and good strategies, the two main components of productive persistence.
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