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07.29.2015

In Fall 2015, The Philadelphia Board of City Trust will vote to approve a plan for an innovative small high school serving 120 economically disadvantaged students as part of Girard College, a private 1-12 school serving economically disadvantaged students from the Philadelphia area. IRRE’s Curriculum and Instructional Benchmarking process and Education Quality Rating System are already in...

07.29.2015

In Fall 2015, IRRE’s president, Dr. James Connell will publish Education Quality:  What It is and How to Measure It. This primer will describe IRRE’s approach to helping our clients measure education quality in ways that make results more credible and actionable than quality rating systems now in use by most school systems and state departments of education.  This e-publication will...

07.29.2015

In Fall 2015, independent researchers from University of Rochester, University of California at Santa Barbara and New York University will publish their research in the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness showing IRRE’s Curriculum and Instructional Benchmarking program significantly impacts high school students’ mathematics test scores.  Their findings come from the first...

04.30.2015

In April 2015, IRRE’s president and his colleagues from The Skillman Foundation and Learning for Action discussed how use of data and theories of change contributed to pivots in the foundation’s approach to this $120M in six Detroit neighborhoods.

06.30.2014

In June 2014, The High School Journal published a research article by independent researchers from the University of Rochester describing the validity and reliability of IRRE’s Engagement Alignment and Rigor Classroom Visit Protocol. Results from two separate studies of the measure in five school districts across four states confirmed the measure’s usefulness in assessing “vital signs” of...

05.08.2013

IRRE President, Dr. James Connell, and Director of Field Operations, Dr. Julie Broom, recently contributed to a discussion series titled "Implementing the Common Core State Standards." This series is being hosted by the Opportunity Equation - a collaboration between the ...

10.17.2012

The 2012 APPAM Fall Research Conference will be held November 8-10 in Baltimore, MD.The theme of the 2012 conference is "Policy Analysis and Public Management in an Age of Scarcity: The Challenges of Assessing Effectiveness and Efficiency". Sessions were solicited and accepted with this theme in mind. For a full description of the theme go here:...

09.30.2012

Head on over to the The Forum to check out our latest blog. IRRE's President, James P. Connell reveals the inherent shortcomings in current models for high school turnaround; and introduces the idea of establishing “standards of care, practice and support” to better guide efforts at scaling up high school transformation. Come join the conversation: http...

09.17.2012

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators?

From infancy through old age, the conditions in the social and physical environments in which people are born, live, work, and age can have a significant influence on health outcomes. Addressing the social determinants of health is key to improving population health, eliminating health disparities, and meeting the overarching goals of...

04.10.2012

IRRE is very pleased to be serving as a partner organization for the upcoming “From Structure to Instruction: 2012 Institute on High School Design and Improvement” presented by Education Northwest.

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