Recent Publications by Kristine S. Lewis
Off to College? An Examination of the Postsecondary Aspirations, Plans, and Preparations of the First Cohort of Philadelphia GEAR UP – Executive Summary
Executive Summary to the report provides an overview of the GEAR UP goals as experienced by the first cohort of GEAR UP students to graduate from high school, some of whom became involved in the…
Creative Initiatives, Compromised Interventions: Assessing the Impact of a College Preparatory Program in One Large Urban District
In this handout, we offer an overview of findings from a mixed-method, longitudinal evaluation of one large urban school district’s GEAR UP program. The implementation and delivery of GEAR UP in this district was impeded…
‘Placing Everything on the Table’: A View of the White-Williams Scholars’ Peer Academic Development Standardized Curriculum
In this memo we report the findings from an evaluability study of the implementation of the Peer Academic Development (PAD) standardized curriculum.
Off to College? An Examination of the Postsecondary Aspirations, Plans, and Preparations of the First Cohort of Philadelphia GEAR UP
Research for Action has served as the evaluator for the Philadelphia GEAR UP program since its inception in 1999. This report provides an in-depth look at the GEAR UP goals as experienced by the first…
Twists and Turns in the Journey: Youth Activists’ Use of Research in Their Campaigns for Small Schools
Kristine Lewis shares Research for Action’s experience with training youth to use social science research methods in their campaigns to turn their local high schools into small schools.
Through a study of public school reform in Philadelphia, Research for Action (RFA) has focused on youth roles in civic engagement. Two local youth organizations at three high schools have researched various educational models and…