Our shared goal is to improve P-20 education for all students in the Kansas City metropolitan area by providing powerful tools for data-driven educational policy research, evaluation, and implementation.
These projects were an all-hands-on-deck KC-AERC undertaking. Contributing researchers included Mark Ehlert (MU), Mike Podgursky (MU), Sarah Frazelle, Tamera Murdock (UMKC), Jackie Spears (K State), and Leigh Anne Taylor Knight (KC-AERC). Final reports, delivered 12/31/11 from KC-AERC to REL Central … Continue readingJanuary 9, 2012
Between January 1 and June 30 of 2011, the research team worked to develop methodologies for the KC-STEM Alliance to (1) examine the impact of Project Lead The Way (PLTW), FIRST Robotics and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) … Continue readingJanuary 9, 2012
Contracted by the Kansas City Regional P20 Council, KC-AERC undertook the task of identifying and surveying the educational entities providing services to students from pre-school aged to 20 years of formal schooling in the nine-county region of the Kansas City … Continue readingDecember 29, 2011
Statistically determined estimates of “school effects” and “teacher effects” will be increasingly important in school and educator evaluation systems. Much of the work in this area has relied exclusively on state level proficiency exam scores to estimate school and teacher … Continue reading