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90-Day Cycles

In addition, the ATIL program runs 90-day cycles to learn from emerging practices in order to build more effective information systems to advance teacher quality. The 90-day cycle inquiry process is an improvement research strategy to provide “deep-dive, quick turnaround” education research. The short cycles of inquiry focus on very specific, highly-relevant challenges school systems face. Engaging expertise in both research and practice, the process is disciplined to producing results and recommendations within 90 days. The 90-day cycle process consists of three phases: (1) a scan of the field distilling the knowledge of scholars as well as practitioners, (2) a focus on particular front line theories to refine and test understandings about what works, and (3) working to ensure the take-up and use of the findings by appropriate parties.

The CKN Difference

The Carnegie Knowledge Network seeks to provide education policymakers and practitioners with timely, authoritative research and information on the use of value-added methodologies and other metrics in teacher evaluation systems. Read more »

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