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San Juan Unified School District: Professional Development for Second Language Education

SCOPE is providing technical assistance to the San Juan Unified School District, as well as specific ongoing professional development for a cadre of district staff as the district expands its second language education work.

Developing Learning Academies: John O'Connell High School (SFUSD)

SCOPE is working with the John O'Connell High School staff in the San Francisco Unified School District to provide professional development to support the school's learning academies.

Engaging with Communities for Education Equity

Funded by the Open Society Foundation, the main project goal was to work with community-based organizations and their constituents to create a research-based tool to motivate and inform discussion

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.

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.

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.

Beyond the Talk: Taking Action to Educate Every Child Now (SFUSD)

This project supported multiple research efforts identifying and supporting equitable schools and examining teacher effectiveness and desegregation.

Leadership for Equity & Accountability in Districts and Schools (LEADS)

LEADS applied cutting-edge knowledge from scholars and practitioners in education, business, and design to the complex challenges confronting urban school systems. It served six districts around the country.

Teacher Salaries: Bringing High Quality Teachers to High Needs Classrooms

Frank Adamson and Linda Darling-Hammond examine how and why well-qualified teachers are inequitably distributed to students in the United States.

Austin High Schools: Redesigning for Equity

In 2004, SCOPE researchers and the Austin Independent School District joined together to redesign the district's 11 comprehensive high schools.

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