Carnegie publications are the vehicles for, not merely the products of, the Foundation’s work. They are tools and resources for others who join us as we seek to accelerate the field’s capacity to learn to improve.

March 2017

Pathways Post-Participation Outcomes: Preliminary Findings

By Jon Norman

This paper describes the data and methods used to examine the efficacy of Statway and Quantway, two accelerated developmental math programs comprising Carnegie Math Pathways. The analysis includes longer-term (distal) outcomes related to completion and transfer.

December 2015

Accelerating How We Learn to Improve

By Anthony S. Bryk

Based on his 2014 distinguished lecture at AERA, Carnegie President Anthony S. Bryk outlines his vision for a new “improvement paradigm” that will help our schools get better at getting better in Educational Researcher.

September 2015

Improving Observer Training: The Trends and Challenges

By Sarah McKay and Elena Silva

Training observers is increasingly important for quality observation of teachers. This report examines research on observer training and investigates how five districts are preparing observers to conduct accurate, reliable, and useful observations.

January 2015

Pathways Impact Report

By Nicole Sowers and Hiroyuki Yamada

This report provides descriptive statistics on 2013-2014 student outcomes as well as insights into potential areas for improvement based on data from the third year's implementation of the Pathways.

March 2014

Developing an Effective Teacher Feedback System

By Sandra Park, Sola Takahashi, and Taylor White

Acknowledging the importance of feedback, this report aims to help districts rethink feedback not simply as a series of isolated conversations between principals and teachers, but rather as a complex system of many interconnected factors.

December 2013

Practical Measurement

By Anthony S. Bryk, David Yeager, Jane Muhich, Hannah Hausman, Lawrence Morales

Practical Measurement presents why improvement science requires a different type of measurement, distinct from accountability or theory development to allow for learning in and through practice.

October 2013

90-Day Cycle Handbook

By Sandra Park and Sola Takahashi

The 90-Day Cycle Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the purpose and methods of this disciplined and structured form of inquiry. This handbook delineates the purpose and process for this method.

August 2013

A Human Capital Framework for a Stronger Teacher Workforce

By Jeannie Myung, Lee Nordstrum, Krissia Martinez

This white paper refines and provides evidentiary support for a human capital system framework composed of four subsystems that ideally work together to build a stronger teacher workforce.

June 2013

Improvement Research Carried Out Through Networked Communities: Accelerating Learning about Practices that Support More Productive Student Mindsets

By Anthony S. Bryk, David Yeager, Paul LeMahieu, Alicia Grunow, Louis Gomez, Jon Dolle, Hannah Hausman, Jane Muhich

A white paper prepared for the White House meeting on "Excellence in Education: The Importance of Academic Mindsets" focused on ensuring the ideas presented at the meeting could achieve effectiveness with reliability at scale.

May 2013

Continuous Improvement in Education

By Sandra Park, Penny Carver, Lee Nordstrum, Stephanie Hironaka

Continuous Improvement in Education, a white paper, provides examples that illustrate how continuous quality improvement methodology is being applied in education from the classroom level to the systems level.