Research

These reports and papers provide the research evidence that a progressive, democratic approach to teaching and learning provides the best opportunity for all children to be successful in school and in the world after school.  You will find these resources organized in both topical and chronological order.

Review of U.S. Math Performance in Global Perspective: How Well Does Each State Do at Producing High-Achieving Students?
by Jeremy Kilpatrick, January 2011
National Education Policy Center

Playing for Keeps
by Deborah Meier, June 2010
Teachers College Press

SRN Study Kit
by School Redesign Network

The Julia Richman Education Complex: JREC Story
by School Redesign Network

SCOPE Performance Assessment Series
Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, April 2010, includes the following:

  1. Beyond Basic Skills by Linda Darling-Hammond
  2. Performance Assessments for English Language Learners by Jamal Abedi
  3. Benchmarking Learning Systems: Student Performance Assessment in International Context by Linda Darling-Hammond
  4. Performance Assessment: The State of the Art by Suzanne Lane
  5. A New Conceptual Framework for Analyzing the Costs of Performance Assessment by Lawrence Picus, Frank Adamson, Will Montague, and Maggie Owens
  6. Performance Assessment in an Era of Standards-Based Educational Accountability by Brian Stecher
  7. The Cost of New Higher Quality Assessments: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Potential Costs for Future State Assessments by Barry Tpolo, John Olson, and Edward Roeber

Connecting the Dots: The Unexplored Promise of Visual Literacy in American Classrooms
by Larry Myatt, November 2008
Phi Delta Kappan

Education and the Making of a Democratic People
by John Goodlad, Roger Soder, and Bonnie McDaniel, September 2008
Paradigm Publishing

Time to Learn
by George Wood, August 2005
Heinemann

Education on Lockdown: The Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track
by The Advancement Project, March 2005

Horace's Compromise
by Theodore Sizer, September 2004
Mariner Publishing

Crossing the Stage: Redesigning Senior Year
by Nancy Sizer, August 2002
Heinemann

The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem
by Deborah Meier, August 2002
Beacon Press

Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms
by Gloria Ladson-Billings, March 2001
Jossey-Bass

Renewing America's Schools: A Guide for School-Based Action
by Carl Glickman, February 1998
Jossey-Bass

Horace's School
by Theodore Sizer, September 1997
Mariner Books

Horace's Hope
by Theodore Sizer, September 1996
Mariner Books

Schools That Work
by George Wood, April 1993
Plume Publishing

Foxfire: 25 Years
ed. by Eliot Wigginton, March 1991
Doubleday/Anchor