Relive the learning from the 2019 EL Education National Conference.

School Design Research Studies

School Design Research Studies

Mathematica School Design Study

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In 2013, independent research firm Mathematica Policy Research found that after three years, EL Education middle school students perform ten months better in math and seven months better in reading than their counterparts in other schools.

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UMDI Study: School Design Impact in Rochester, NY

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An independent analysis performed by the UMASS Donahue Institute (UMDI) in 2011 found that EL Education schools “are making significant, substantial and sustained progress toward closing city-wide achievement gaps” for populations of underserved students.

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UMDI Study: School Design Model Closes Achievement Gaps

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An independent analysis performed by the UMASS Donahue Institute (UMDI) in 2011 found that EL Education schools “are making significant, substantial and sustained progress toward closing city-wide achievement gaps” for populations of underserved students.

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Curriculum Connections Cohort

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22 Colorado schools partnered with EL Education to implement, expand and innovate on EL Education’s K-5 Language Arts Curriculum. With support from the Bloomberg Foundation, schools engaged in four regional cohorts to implement the ELA curriculum, and translate curriculum modules into authentic, locally relevant expeditions through an improvement science approach.

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Building Equitable Learning Environments Project - Equity through Crew

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Six EL Education network schools engaged in a 3-year action research project examining how crew can be an engine for equity. This project, funded by the Raikes Foundation, employed a mixed methods continuous improvement approach to identifying how and under what conditions crew best supports all students’ sense of belonging in school, identity formation, and habits of character.

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