National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools

Continuous Improvement

Published papers

Cannata, M., Cohen-Vogel, L., & Sorum, M. (forthcoming). Partnering for Improvement: Improvement Communities and their Role in Scale Up. Peabody Journal of Education. View paper

Cohen-Vogel, L., Cannata, M., Rutledge, S.A., & Rose Socol, A. (2016). A Model of Continuous Improvement in High Schools: A Process for Research, Innovation Design, Implementation, and Scale. Teachers College Record Yearbook (Yearbook) 118(13): pp. 1-26.  View paper

Cohen-Vogel, L., Tichnor-Wagner, A., Allen, D., Harrison, C., Kainz, K., & Wang, Q. (2015).  Implementing Educational Innovations at Scale: Transforming Researchers into Improvement Scientists.  Education Policy 29: 257-277.  View paper

Kainz, K., Cohen-Vogel, L. & Harrison, C. (2015, April). The mighty middle: Improving teaching through continuous improvement means concentrating on the majority of teachers, not just the ‘bad apples’ and high achievers. American School Board Journal.  View paper

Redding, C., Cannata, M., & Taylor Haynes, K. (forthcoming). With Scale in Mind: A Continuous Improvement Model for Implementation.  Peabody Journal of Education. View paper

Tichnor-Wagner, A., Allen, D., Rose Socol, A., Cohen-Vogel, L., Rutledge, S., & Xing, Q. (forthcoming). Studying implementation within a continuous improvement process: What happens when we design with adaptations in mind? Teachers College Record.  

Tichnor-Wagner, A., Wachen, J., Cannata, M. & Cohen-Vogel, L. (forthcoming). Continuous improvement in the public school context: Understanding how educators respond to Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles. Journal of Educational Change.

Working papers

Cannata, M., Redding, C., Rutledge, S., Joshi, E., & Brown, S. (2017). How Ideas Spread: Establishing a Networked Improvement Community. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in San Antonio, TX, April 27-May 1, 2017. View paper

Cannata, M., Rutledge, S., Redding, C., Smith, T., & Rubin, M. (2017). Using Continuous Improvement Approaches to Achieve Scale: Implications for Depth, Spread, Ownership, and Sustainability. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in San Antonio, TX, April 27-May 1, 2017. View paper

Cannata, M., Redding, C., & Rubin, M. (2016). Continuous Improvement in Action: Educators’ Evidence Use for School Improvement.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Educational Effectiveness in Washington, DC, March 2-4, 2016. View paper

Cannata, M., & Nguyen, T. (2015). Consensus versus Clarity: Tensions in Designing for Scale. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago, April 16-20, 2015. View paper

Cohen-Vogel, L., Allen, D., Rutledge, S.A., Cannata, M., Harrison, C., & Smith, T.M. (working paper). The Dilemmas of Research-Practice Partnerships for Improvement Research in Education.

Cohen-Vogel, L., Rose Socol, A., Edwards, T. & Q. Xing. (2016). The Politics of Knowledge: Today’s Agendas for Improving Education Research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy. Denver, CO.

Harrison, C., Rutledge, S., & Wachen, J.  (2015).  Translating Educational Research into Practice: A Cross-institutional Telephone Game? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago, IL, April 16-21, 2015. View paper

Redding, C., Miller, J.  & Cannata, M.  (2015). System Learning in an Urban School District: A Case Study of Inter-district Learning from the National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago, April 16-20, 2015.  View paper