The Education Policy Research Practicum course taught by Dr. Matthew Steinberg, partnered Mid-Career students and alum with Penn GSE students to conduct client-based, applied education research projects. Below is example of the research conducted at Robbinsville Public Schools, where alumna Dr. Kathie Foster, is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction:
Since the 2004-2005 school year, Robbinsville Public Schools has utilized the EveryDay Math series as the foundational resource for the district’s K-5 math curriculum. With mounting pressure from both internal and external forces to join a growing number of districts that have abandoned their current math programs for programs that appear to be more “aligned” with the Common Core, district administrators decided to conduct a larger scale systematic evaluation of the current curriculum. With this challenge at the forefront, and given the time and budget constraints that threatened to interfere with the ability to conduct a thorough and meaningful evaluation, the invitation to collaborate with the University of Pennsylvania research team came at the perfect time. Read the full text here.
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