EDC's Nellie Mae Evaluations Extend into 2013
Over the past few years, EDC has played a significant role in the efforts of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation to improve learning outcomes for students in New England's urban and rural districts. This spring, EDC signed new agreements extending its evaluations of two of Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s multiyear, student-centered learning initiatives for the next 16 months.
An EDC team led by Brian Lord is evaluating the District-Level Systems Change and Building a Collaborative Culture initiatives. DLSC is supporting four sites—Portland, ME, Sanford, ME, Pittsfield, NH, and Burlington/Winooski, VT—as they implement far-reaching plans to transform the high school experience from a “one-size-fits-all” approach to one that encourages greater flexibility in when, where, how, and with whom students learn.
BCC supports three sites—Danbury, New Haven, and Norwalk, CT—in building collaborative models of professional development with a student-centered learning focus. EDC’s evaluation of these two initiatives highlights distinctive features of implementation in the classroom, school, district, and wider community and assesses impact on several key outcomes including student engagement, graduation rates, mathematics and English language arts achievement, and post-secondary enrollment.
“The Foundation has made a significant commitment to systems innovation and is inspiring new thinking and creative solutions to high school education throughout New England,” Lord says.
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Last Updated: April 2012