Bridging the quality gulf between design and results
Demand for improved science and mathematics education for all students continues to grow. Programs that promise to support this education exist in thousands of communities across the country. The question is—how do we know if these programs reflect best practice and will achieve the results their designers intend and their funders expect?
The authors draw from current research and effective programs around the country to create an improvement philosophy—Profiling Program Quality—that helps programs measure and improve results. Profiling Program Quality reflects the best of what we know about professional development, instruction, and learning.