PROJECT WEBSITES


CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SYSTEMIC REFORM IN MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Mission Statement: 
This project is collaborating with the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) to study systemic school reform with the aim of improving student achievement. The Center for the Study of Systemic Reform in Milwaukee Public Schools (SSRMPS) has three principal purposes: 
1. to generate useful knowledge and recommendations
for educational policy in the district 
2. to allow impartial observers, funding agencies and
system managers to understand the system and its
performance at a deeper level; and 
3. to impart analytical capacity to the district so that the
research center can be phased out, or assume a reduced
role, after a period of years.
Funding:
The Joyce Foundation,
Helen Bader Foundation 
STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF STATEWIDE SYSTEMIC INITIATIVES
Mission Statement: 
In this project researchers are evaluating the effectiveness of the National Science Foundation's
Statewide Systemic Initiatives (SSIs) on student learning, curriculum, and policy. Webb and colleagues examine a wide range of information, from national data such as the
National Assessment of Educational Progress to data collected from local districts and schools.
Funding:
National Science Foundation Systemic Educational Reform Program 
ADDING VALUE TO THE MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE PARTNERSHIP EVALUATIONS
Mission Statement:
Adding Value to the Mathematics and Science Partnership Evaluations is designed to provide technical assistance to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) program, a massive effort to produce improved student learning in mathematics, science, technology, and engineering (STEM).
Funding:
National Science Foundation
STRATEGIES AND MODELS FOR IMPROVING LEARNING THROUGH EFFECTIVE DATA USE (SMILE)
  Mission Statement:
The SMILE project was a 2 year project to study how schools can use data to improve student learning.
Funding:
The Joyce Foundation