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MSP LNC 2011

Student Success in Student Success in the BSP: Eight Years of Data, Evaluation and Research


Over eight years of designing, planning, piloting and running a set of interventions, the BSP has aimed to improve student success by reaching their classroom teachers across the district. The theories of change employed by the project allowed attention to specific desired outcomes in the areas of access to and success with advanced course work (Advanced Placement courses), improvement on state test (MCAS) pass rates and percentages reaching the higher levels of achievement, improvement of teacher professional knowledge and skill, and increases in teacher licensure, leadership, and retention. Contextualized professional development increased the likelihood of success. Specific evaluation and research data point to significant outcomes.