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.

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.

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.

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.