In this Stanford Social Innovation Review article, Lisbeth B. Schorr explores how the conversation around evidence is shifting. The use of evidence is being redefined as there is growing emphasis on not just figuring out if something works, but where and why.
Posts by Lillian Kivel
January 22, 2016 November 3, 2015
Under Chancellor Nancy Zimpher the State University of New York is aiming to educate more people and educate them better. To reach this goal they are using improvement science to generate system-wide change.
July 2, 2015
In a recent article, High Tech High faculty and administrators highlight how they used the tools and mindsets of improvement science to increase the number of African American and Latino male students who directly attend 4-year institutions.
May 18, 2015
Improvement science relies on an understanding of the problem before creating solutions. Groups have found three key things helped them gain clarity on the problems and make the knowledge explicit, helping them design solutions with users, data, and will in mind.
September 26, 2014
Panelists at Carnegie’s convening, Using Evidence to Advance Teaching: The Promise of Improvement Science in Networks, discuss how to create a political environment to support and not impede the use of improvement science.
September 11, 2014
Carnegie Fellow Jim Stigler highlights how if teachers create recurring and sustained exposure to three key learning opportunities (productive struggle, explicit connections, and deliberate practice), students can become flexible experts.
July 31, 2013
The Carnegie Alpha Lab Research Network has named Jeff Kosovich, Brett Peters, and Stephanie Reeves as pre-doctoral fellows for 2013-2014.