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MSP Evaluation Summit II:
Using Evaluation Data to Communicate Findings

Agenda


Wednesday, October 4, 2006

7:45-8:30 a.m.
Ballroom Foyer

Coffee, juice, and morning snacks

8:30-8:45 a.m.
Ballroom BCD

Welcome and introductions                                            Catherine Callow-Heusser, Jim Hamos

8:45-10:15 a.m.
Ballroom BCD

Keynote:   Evidence-Based Evaluation Findings Using Systems Change and Complexity Science Frameworks and Ways of Thinking                                         Michael Quinn Patton

10:15-10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Session I

Alumni

Strand A:  Measuring Changes in Teacher Content Knowledge        Discussant: Jim Dorward

 

Huinker, Sass and Walker (MSP: Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership: Sharing in Leadership for Student Success):  Measuring Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching: Measurement and Modeling Issues in Constructing and Using Teacher Assessments

Basile, Koellner, Kimbrough, Jacobson, Morris, Heath, and Lakshmanan (MSP: Rocky Mountain Middle School Mathematics and Science Partnership: 15 Months to Highly Qualified):  The Veritable Quandary of Measuring Teacher Content Knowledge

Ballroom BCD

Strand B:  Measuring the Impact of Professional Development          Discussant: Norm Webb

 

Weiss and Miller (RETA: Knowledge Management and Dissemination for the MSPs, Horizon Research):  Deepening Teacher Content Knowledge for Teaching: A Review of the Evidence

Smithson and Blank (RETA: Longitudinal Design to Measure Effects of MSP Professional Development in Improving Quality of Instruction in Mathematics and Science Education, CCSSO):  Indicators of Quality of Teacher Professional Development and Instructional Change Using Data from Surveys of Enacted Curriculum: Findings from NSF MSP-RETA Project

Regents

Strand C:  STEM Involvement in K-12                                           Discussant: Jennifer Steele

 

Monsaas (MSP: Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics (PRISM), Georgia): Engaging Higher Education Faculty in K-16 Learning Communities to Improve Teaching and Learning in Science and Mathematics in the K-12 Schools

Olitsky (MSP: The Mathematics and Science Partnership of Greater Philadelphia, MSPGP): Increasing Teacher Content Knowledge through STEM Faculty Involvement

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Ballroom BCD

Networking Lunch

1:00-2:45 p.m.

Session II

Alumni

Strand A:  Linking Changes in Teacher Knowledge and Practice to Learning
                                                                                                  Discussant: Steve Meyer

 

Lamm and Sloan (MSP: Alliance for Improvement of Mathematics Skills in PreK-16, Texas):  Focused Mathematics Professional Development Results in Student Achievement Gains

Nolte and Harris (MSP: Vermont Mathematics Partnership):  VMP Evaluation Findings Related to Changes in Teaching Practice, Drawn from Qualitative Focus Group Data

Saylor and Apaza (MSP: PRIME: Promoting Reflective Inquiry in Mathematics Education, South Dakota):  Using Data to Guide Mathematics Reform within a K-12 District

Ballroom BCD

Strand B:  The Impact of Partnerships and Participation on K-12   Discussant: Judy Monsaas

 

Zhang and McInerney (RETA: The Effect of STEM Faculty Engagement in MSP: A Longitudinal Perspective, Westat):  Exploration of the Process and Impact of STEM Faculty Involvement

Parsad, Frechtling, Shapiro, and May (MSP: Vertically Integrated Partnerships K-16, VIP K-16, Maryland):  Networking Among VIP Participants: Innovative Survey Research on New Collaborative Relationships

Steele, Pane, Williams, and Olmsted (MSP: MSP of Southwest Pennsylvania):  Professional Development Participation and the Role of Administrator Involvement in the MSP of Southwest Pennsylvania

Regents

Strand C:  Increasing Content Knowledge to Change Student Learning
                                                                                             Discussant: Donna Mertens

 

Bravo and Arce (MSP: Puerto Rico Mathematics and Science Partnership):  Teachers’ and Students’ Learning With Understanding in Science and Mathematics: Methods and Results from PRMSP/Alacima

Atwood and Christopher (MSP: Appalachian Mathematics and Science Partnership, Kentucky):  Pre-service Elementary Teachers’ Understanding of Standards-based Magnetism Concepts

Cochran (MSP: A Greater Birmingham Partnership: Building Communities of Learners and Leaders in Middle School Mathematics, Alabama):  Evaluation of the Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership (GBMP):  A Comprehensive Approach to Evaluating Changes in Teachers’ Mathematics Understanding

2:45-3:15 p.m.

Break


3:15-4:30 p.m.

Session III

Alumni

Strand A:  Defining and Measuring Partnerships                            Discussant: Joy Frechtling

 

Clifford, Millar, Tran and Hora (MSP: System-Wide Change for all Learners and Educators (SCALE), Wisconsin): Magic or Mirrors? Questions about Partnership as a Construct Arising from Micro-Level Case Analysis

Landel and Ohana (MSP: North Cascades and Olympic Science Partnership, Washington): Emerging Conceptions of Effective K-12-Higher Education Partnerships

Ballroom BCD

Strand B:  Changing Higher Ed to Impact K-12 Partnerships and Teacher Quality                  
                                                                                                              Discussant: TBA

 

Kutal, Butler, Connor, Ellett, Henry, Hessinger, Kettlewell, Kozaitis, Miller, Rich, Vandergrift, and Zinsmeister (MSP: Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics, Georgia):  Developing a Reward Structure for Higher Education Faculty Involvement in K-12 Schools

Shapiro, Benson, Maloney, Frank, Dezfooli, Susskind, and Muñoz (MSP: Vertically Integrated Partnerships K-16, VIP K-16, Maryland):  Change and Sustainability in Higher Education (CASHÉ):  Report on Course and Curriculum Changes in Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Programs

Regents

Strand C:  Linking Teaching to Learning                                                        Discussant: TBA

 

Meyer and Sutton (Math in the Middle Institute Partnership, RMC Research): Linking Teacher Characteristics to Student Mathematics Outcomes:  Preliminary Evidence of Impact on Teachers and Students after Participation in the First Year of the Math in the Middle Institute Partnership

Hanssen (MSP: Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership: Sharing in Leadership for Student Success):  The Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership: A Path Model for Evaluating Teacher and Student Effects

4:45-5:15 p.m.
Ballroom BCD

Keynote:  Findings from the Evaluation Capacity Building Think Tank                                    
                                                                
Rosalie Torres and Catherine Callow-Heusser

5:15-5:30 p.m.
Ballroom BCD

Summarizing Day 1                                                                         Catherine Callow-Heusser

6:30-8:00 p.m.
Ballroom Foyer

Evening Reception


Thursday, October 5, 2006
7:45-8:30 a.m.
Ballroom Foyer

Coffee, juice, and morning snacks

8:30-8:45 a.m.
Ballroom BCD

Welcome and introductions

8:45-9:45 a.m.
Ballroom BCD

Keynote:  Challenges to Measurement in Dynamic Educational Systems      Chad Buckendahl

9:45-10:15 a.m.

Break (COSMOS, MSP External Evaluators, will be available—room TBA)

10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Session IV

Alumni

Strand A:  Evidence-Based Designs and Outcomes                      Discussant: Cindy Tannanis

 

Shanahan, Mann, and Manrique (MSP: University of California, Irvine FOCUS):  Continued Integration of Curriculum Guides, Quarterly Benchmark Assessments, and Professional Development to Improve Student Learning in Mathematics and Science

Odell (MSP: Texas Middle and Secondary Math Project):  The Use of Various Types of Evidence in MSP Evaluations:  A Case Study.

Peyrot and Ziolo-Royer (MSP: UMBC-BCPS STEM Project, Maryland):  Impact of a Hands On Science Outreach Program on Student Interest in Science

Ballroom BCD

Strand B:  Measuring Changes in Teaching                                       Discussant: Carole Basile

 

Altschuld, White, and Lee (RETA: USU’s RETA Advisory Committee): Evaluating a Minority STEM Retention Project: Evaluation Issues in Working in a Consortium and Numbers Don’t Tell the Whole Story

Walker, Gosz and Huinker (MSP: Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership: Sharing in Leadership for Student Success):  How Valid is Self-Report Survey Data Obtained from School District Personnel?

Torres, Bocian, and Bryant (MSP: Mathematical Acts, California):  Evidence-Based Decision Making to Support Teacher Learning in the Mathematical ACTS MSP

Regents

Strand C:  Alternative Measures of Teaching and Learning                Discussant: Penny Nolte

 

Jacobs and Otieno (University of Pennsylvania Science Teacher Institute):  Development and Use of a Science Lesson Plan Analysis Instrument for Evaluating Teacher Practice and Informing Program Instruction

Heaton and Hartman (Math in the Middle Institute Partnership, Nebraska):  A Study of Middle Level Students’ Mathematical Understanding Using Alternative Assessments

Weaver and Dick (Oregon Mathematics Leadership Institute):  Assessing the Quality and Quantity of Student Discourse in Mathematics Classrooms: Year 1 Results

TBA

Strand D:  COSMOS (MSP-PE: Program Evaluation for the Mathematics and Science Partnership):  Open Discussion of the MSP Program Evaluation

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Ballroom BCD

Networking Lunch

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Ballroom BCD

Closing Plenary, Synthesis & Discussion                 Catherine Callow-Heusser, Norm Webb

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