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

This white paper was recently presented at a White House meeting on “Excellence in Education: The Importance of Academic Mindsets.” The meeting, held in mid-May, was co-hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Department of Education and sponsored by the Raikes Foundation. The goal was to bring together a diversity of experts interested in academic mindsets. The Carnegie approach presented in the white paper was an introduction into a way to ensure the good ideas presented at the conference could achieve effectiveness with reliability at scale. With contributions from several colleagues, the paper was written by Carnegie President Anthony S. Bryk and David Yeager, an assistant professor of developmental psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and a Carnegie fellow.