This page presents three different formats describing an investigation into possible relationships between a place-based education project called CO-SEED and standardized test scores in Roslindale, MA (part of Boston).
1) Immediately below is the Overview and Contents from the full report.
2) Downloadable from the bottom of this page is the full report.
3) Downloadable from the bottom of this page is also a one page "Eval Brief" which highlights key findings.
(Community-based School Environmental Education)
Informal Supplemental Evaluation Report:
Quantitative Investigation of Academic Achievement
at the Dennis C. Haley Elementary School
Antioch New England Institute
Michael Duffin, Megan Phillips,
George Tremblay, and PEER Associates, Inc.
June 20, 2007
Overview and Contents
This report is not intended to be a stand alone document. Rather, it is a compilation of findings and documents that emerged from several different stages of an iterative and exploratory investigation into the following question:
To what extent do various quantitative measures of student academic achievement support or contradict previous evaluation findings that show a school wide, environmentally- and science-oriented culture and curriculum at the Haley?
The contents of this report are closely related to several other CO-SEED evaluation reports. Most directly, this could be seen as an extension of a recent summative evaluation entitled Portrait of an Urban Elementary School: Place-based Education, School Culture, and Leadership; An Evaluation of Project CO-SEED at the Dennis C. Haley Elementary School, 2003-2006. That report (Duffin, 2006) is available at http://www.peecworks.org/PEEC/PEEC_Reports/S00FE7771-013CFDB9, and includes descriptions (omitted here for brevity) of the CO-SEED program, the Haley Elementary school, and the program evaluation context for the findings presented below. Additionally, the contents herein inform and are informed by investigations into student
academic achievement at the Beebe school in Malden, MA, the Young Achievers Schools in Jamaica Plain, MA, and other CO-SEED sites as described in various reports available at www.PEECworks.org.
Section A: One page “Eval Brief”
Section B: Summary provided for CO-SEED and Haley staff reflection and conversation
Section C: Predictions and findings of whole school MCAS trends
Section D: MCAS dose-response summary table and selected graphs
Section E: CO-SEED student survey summary tables