The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research conducts high-quality research to inform policy and practice in urban public schools. The consortium will conduct research and development work with select school and district partners to develop survey reports, protocols for data use, and training practices for its new Becoming Effective Learners student survey. The development of these tools will enable research on best practices that encourage academic mindsets, which constitute one of the essential competencies of deeper learning.
About the Grantee
University Research Administration 6054 South Drexel Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL, 60637, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for supporting development of a survey of non-cognitive factors in learning
This grant would support a project to develop a survey of a broad range of social and emotional factors, such as perseverance, that are crucial for learning in grades six through twelve.
for a research-practice partnership to test theories of diffusion and scaled impact
Outlier Research & Evaluation, housed at UChicago STEM Education, is a cross-disciplinary, diverse team committed to applied research and evaluation that directly informs educators and policymakers. Outlier will work with the Broward County Public Schools to help educators support critical thinking by having students consider alternate points of view, support statements with evidence, and communicate their thought processes to others. This work will present a replicable model that other districts and states can follow, while also introducing new theories about the spread of innovative practices. (Substrategy: District Deep Dives and Networks)