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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. 

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.

School Transformation Study Visits: Hillsdale High School

Study Visits are inquiry-based mini courses to exemplary high schools conducted by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) and a partner school. 

School Reform in Milwaukee: Using Data and Analysis to Support and Guide Urban District Reform

This project investigates Milwaukee's unique reform approach that applies both an aggressive school choice plan and a managed instruction approach.

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.

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.

Innovation Lab Network Performance Assessment Project

SCOPE aims to make research on performance assessments available to policymakers in an understandable and accessible form.

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.

Privatization and Public Investment Study

A comparative analyses that compared and contrasted the influence of a public investment approach with a “free market” approach to the governance and management of schools.

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.

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