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Student Achievement in Southern African Primary Schools: A Comparative Study of Northwest Province, South African and Botswana

This project investigates educational policies in Botswana and South Africa by measuring student achievement in 112 schools on either side of the countries' border.

San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Continuous Instructional Improvement Study

This research examines how leaders at multiple levels of the system develop instructional leadership capacity for improving teaching practices.

The Role of Performance Assessment in Achieving 21st Century Standards of Learning

This project examines large-scale performance assessment in the United States and abroad, including technical advances, feasibility issues, and policy implications.

Canterbury Learning Collaborative

This retrospective qualitative study seeks to understand the formation, purpose and leadership of a learning collaborative in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Albuquerque Public Schools: Implementing Smaller Learning Communities

SCOPE provides technical assistance and professional development for Albuquerque Public Schools as they implement their federal Small Schools Grant.

Social Emotional and Social Justice Learning in High Schools

This project examines how three urban, socioeconomically and racially diverse public high schools utilize a comprehensive focus on SEL to produce high achievement and engagement.

Student-Centered Schools: Closing the Opportunity Gap

This study looks at four exemplary California schools to understand the practices, approaches, and contextual factors that contribute to successful student-centered learning.

Preparing School Leaders for a Changing World

This project examines eight exemplary pre- and in-service program models that address key issues in developing strong leaders. 

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Turnaround Study

This project is designed to build and study the development of teacher learning communities organized around the standards defined by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. 

Fulton High School (Knox County Schools) Professional Development

SCOPE is working with Knox County Schools' Fulton High School in Tennessee to develop four small learning community academies through a federal grant. The high school is strengthening project-based learning within academy teams.