Math Science Partnership of Southwest Pennsylvania

Year Two Evaluation Report

by Valerie L. Williams, John F. Pane, Cynthia A. Tananis, Stuart S. Olmsted

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This Math Science Partnership, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, allies K-12 school districts, colleges and universities, and other partners to increase student math and science achievement, improve the educator workforce, and create partnerships that persist beyond the funding period. This second annual evaluation report assesses progress to date and provides baseline descriptions of student achievement and educator practices.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Introduction and Background

  • Chapter Two

    Overview of the Math Science Partnership of Southwest Pennsylvania

  • Chapter Three

    Implementation Strategies and Activities Through Year Two

  • Chapter Four

    Institutional Practices and Support Structures

  • Chapter Five

    Math and Science Instructional Practices

  • Chapter Six

    Student Outcomes and Course-Taking

  • Chapter Seven

    Conclusions

  • Appendix A

    Case Studies

  • Appendix B

    Teacher Survey

  • Appendix C

    Principal Survey

  • Appendix D

    Higher Education Interviews

  • Appendix E

    MSP Event Observation

  • Appendix F

    Student Achievement

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