Authors: Horizon Research, Inc. and Westat
Date: March 2001
This handbook is intended to help Local Systemic Change (LSC) projects assess the effects of their activities on students and student learning. The guidelines were developed to help projects design studies that will meet both their own information needs and those of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The handbook addresses a number of important issues for research and evaluation studies, including deciding on appropriate measures, study design, data analysis, and reporting, with a particular emphasis on being able to make the case that any gains detected are attributable to the LSC.
Copyright and Usage: Horizon Research, Inc. (HRI) holds the copyright on this report. HRI grants permission for unlimited use, whether the entire report or excerpts, for non-commercial purposes.
The report should be cited as follows:
Horizon Research, Inc. & Westat, Inc. (2001). Revised handbook for studying the effects of the LSC on students. Rockville, MD: Westat, Inc.