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Which Bets Paid Off? Estimating the Effects on Middle Grades Achievement of More than a Decade of Ambitious Reform in Philadelphia

Released January 2007

RFA worked with researchers at Johns Hopkins University who are principal investigators in an National Science Foundation-funded project to study long-term trends in mathematics and science reform in the middle grades in Philadelphia. Johns Hopkins staff conducted detailed analyses of changes in student outcomes, and RFA helped to provide qualitative data about the “on-the-ground realities” of curriculum implementation and instruction. RFA also provided data from past evaluations of the Urban Systemic Initiative and the Urban Systemic Program in Philadelphia.

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