Results of the 2001-2002 Study of the Impact of the Local Systemic Change Initiative on Student Achievement in Science
Author(s): Banilower, Eric R. Publication Date: December 2002
This report details the results of the first year of a three-year study aimed at examining the impact of the Local Systemic Change Initiative (LSC) on student achievement in science. Twelve LSC projects participated in the first year of the study, administering an assessment to students in the 4th, 5th, or 6th grade at the beginning and end of the 2001-2002 academic year. Multilevel modeling was used to relate changes in student achievement to the extent of teacher participation in LSC professional development. In addition, the study examined the impact of the LSC on a number of achievement gaps including gender, race/ethnicity, and socio-economic status.
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