|Grant Program:||Improving Education Systems|
Dr. Corinne Alfeld
Dr. Katina Stapleton
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: FY 2021 84.305A (PDF: 1.3 MB) CLOSED
The Improving Education Systems: Policies, Organization, Management, and Leadership (Systems) topic supports research on system-level education improvements at the school, district, state, or national level. Systems projects explore, develop, measure, or evaluate specific practices, programs, and policies intended to improve education at the system level or to improve the system's ability to implement reforms. Examples include school reorganization, accountability systems, school choice, data use and cost accounting, early warning systems, and teacher incentive programs.
Systems researchers have explored, developed, and tested for efficacy a number of policies and programs intended to improve education outcomes for large numbers of students, schools, or districts.
Why is Systems Unique?
The Systems program focuses on broad, systems-level interventions at the school, district, state, and national levels. Research supported under the Systems topic has the potential to identify the types of policies and systems that are beneficial for large numbers of students, the necessary conditions to support systemic improvements, and the factors that may enhance or impede systems-level change.
The long-term outcome of research under the Systems topic will be an array of practices, programs, and policies that improve the operation of districts and schools in ways that improve student academic outcomes. The outcomes of Systems research are especially important under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which requires education leaders to make evidence-based decisions when selecting policies and programs to implement in their states and districts.
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