Study of Instructional Improvement (SII)
Loewenberg Ball, Deborah;
Cohen, David K.;
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
||To meet the growing need for high-quality research on whole-school approaches to instructional improvement, researchers at the University of Michigan School of Education, in cooperation with the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), conducted a large-scale, mixed method, longitudinal Study of Instructional Improvement to investigate the design, implementation, and effects on student achievement of three of the most widely-adopted whole-school school reform programs in the United States: the Accelerated Schools (ASP), America?s Choice (AC), and Success for All (SFA). Each of these school reform programs sought to make "comprehensive" changes in the instructional capacity of schools, and each was being implemented in schools in diverse social environments. Each program, however, also pursued a different design for instructional improvement, and each developed particular strategies for assisting schools in the change process. In order to better understand the process of whole-school reform, Study of Instructional Improvement (SII) developed a program of research to examine how these interventions operated and to investigate their impact on schools' instructional practice and student achievement in reading and mathematics.
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William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
United States. Department of Education
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Washington
||Loewenberg Ball, Deborah, David K. Cohen, and Brian Rowan. Study of Instructional Improvement (SII) [Computer file]. ICPSR26282-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-05-20. doi:10.3886/ICPSR26282
||SII is described as a four-year study, but a "phased" or staggered collection design is utilized, where two separate student cohorts (Kindergarten through second grade and third grade through fifth grade) are followed longitudinally over three-year periods. Cohort A is designated as Kindergarten through second grade and Cohort B is designated as third grade through fifth grade. Due to Stata limitations, variables with characters for values will not have labels, however these labels are available in the SPSS and Stata setup files and in the ICPSR codebook. Please see the "Processing Notes" section of the ICPSR codebook for information on string 'MISSING' codes. For part 1 through part 46, the variable "BRTHDATE" has been blanked to protect respondent confidentiality. For further information regarding this study please refer to the SII Web site: http://www.sii.soe.umich.edu/.
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