School and District Improvement

Technical Assistance and Research to Support Middle School Redesign

2019 RMC Research worked with Fulton County Schools (GA) to identify models, policies and practices implemented in the state and throughout the U.S. that serve similar student populations and are associated with high academic performance. The project involved a review of research to identify evidence-based middle school models, policies, and practices. Interviews with district leaders…

Instructional Audits at Utah Turnaround Schools

2019 RMC Research is conducting instructional audits of three schools that have qualified for an extension of their turnaround status by the Utah State Board of Education. The purpose of the audits is to determine the alignment of each school’s curriculum and classroom practices to Utah Standards, provide recommended actions to remedy issues identified, and…

Aurora Public Schools (CO) Diagnostic Reviews

2019 RMC Research is conducting diagnostic reviews of seven Aurora Public Schools (CO), including two charter schools, to help pinpoint areas of instructional and organizational strengths and concerns and to support the development of a focused, high-leveraged approach to improvement. The reviews are based on the 2015 Colorado Standards and Indicators for Continuous School Improvement…

Evaluation of Junior Achievement 3DE at Banneker High School

2018 – Present Junior Achievement of Georgia developed the Academy for Entrepreneurship and Business, now known as 3DE, to help high school students develop the leadership and entrepreneurial skills needed for success in the global economy. The school-within-a-school model is implemented through a collaborative partnership with Banneker High School, business partners, and the community, where…

Aurora Public Schools Diagnostic Reviews

2017 RMC Research conducted diagnostic reviews at nine Aurora Public Schools (CO) to help pinpoint areas of instructional and organizational strengths and concerns and to support the development of a focused, high-leverage approach to improvement. The reviews were based on the Colorado Standards and Indicators for Continuous School Improvement (School Level Standards and Indicators, revised…

Ricardo Flores Magon Academy Diagnostic Review

2016 Ricardo Flores Magon Academy has a rich history of serving Hispanic students, teaching both academic and civic engagement. RMC Research worked with this charter school by conducting a diagnostic review and helping the school develop a new plan to accelerate learning.

New America Schools Diagnostic Reviews

2016 RMC Research conducted diagnostic reviews for the New America Schools, alternative education charter schools serving students from Denver, Jefferson County, and Aurora (CO). The reviews included focus groups, interviews, classroom observation and assessment analysis and resulted in revisions of the schools’ Unified Improvement Plans.

Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE)

2012 – 2015 RMC Research assisted Tennessee in developing a set of indicators and rubrics for their Tennessee SCORE Prize for the “best” and most improved elementary, middle, and high school and district, awarded each year. The team analyzed quantitative data, then selected finalists. RMC participated in and facilitated the work of the onsite data…

The Broad Prize for Charter Schools

2012 – 2014 RMC Research conducted site visits for the Broad Prize for Charter Schools. Visits were made to Uncommon Schools in New York and New Jersey, and YES Prep in Houston. The visits used the Broad Prize for Charter School Framework, developed by RMC Research, as the basis for a case study approach of…

The Broad Foundation Diagnostic Audits

2008 – 2015 RMC Research conducted diagnostic audits in Austin Independent Schools (TX); Fulton County Schools (GA); Guilford County Schools (NC); Orange County Schools (FL); Seminole County Schools (FL); and Winston-Salem-Forsyth County Schools (NC). In addition, as part of the Broad Prize, similar audits were conducted for Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC); Corona-Norco Public Schools (CA); Cumberland County…

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