Rigorous data collection and analysis is essential to our mission. During the 2018-2019 school year, we collected survey data from our Modern Classroom Fellows and their students. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University studied this data and found that our practices had statistically significant positive impacts on both students and teachers, as compared to their prior experiences in traditional settings:
The full results of that analysis, conducted by the Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) at Johns Hopkins University, are available here. We are continuing our partnership through a full program-impact study, to include student achievement data, for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.
We apply the same sort of analysis to the training we conduct. In July 2019, we surveyed our 25 new Fellows about the training they received. These Fellows include English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Arts teachers, who teach at public middle and high schools in the District of Columbia and Fairfax County. The results of those workshops are below:
In Fellows' own words...
“This training was so solutions oriented and collaborative! It was a great space for real conversations and questions about pedagogy.” — Grace, English teacher
“If I could tell teachers about this training, I would tell them DO IT... RIGHT NOW. Your thoughts about and methods of teaching will change forever.” — Angel, science teacher
“All teachers should complete this training, and all administrators should have their teachers complete it.” — Michael, 23-year math teacher
“The training was sound and effective. I haven't been this excited to start the school year in many years. Now I have to get to work! —Matt, social studies teacher