An Evaluation of Philadelphia’s Annenberg Challenge, Children Achieving: School District of Philadelphia and The Annenberg Foundation

RFA and the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) conducted a five-year multi-method evaluation of Children Achieving, Philadelphia’s systemic school reform effort from 1995-2000. The program, one of the urban reform initiatives funded through the Annenberg Challenge, included standards-driven curriculum and assessment, a performance accountability system, decentralization of decision-making, and professional development aimed at strengthening leadership and improving classroom practice.