Penuel, William R.; Shaw, Sam; Bell, Philip; Hopkins, Megan; Neill, Tiffany; Farrell, Caitlin C. (2018) Building a Networked Improvement Community to Promote Equitable, Coherent Systems of Science Education: How a State-Level Team Can Support District-Level Change Efforts. AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 15(1), 30-38. https://www.aasa.org/uploadedFiles/Publications/JSPSpring2018.FINAL.pdf
Educators are frequently asked to implement state and local initiatives that do not share a common vision for teaching and learning or cohere with one another. This incoherence can reinforce educational inequities. It provides an extra challenge for schools that are already struggling with accountability pressures or assessment systems. To that end, the ACESSE project is bringing together educators and researchers to collaboratively research, develop, and pilot strategies to make science education more coherent and equitable.