Report done with the Public Policy Center at UMass Dartmouth, commissioned by The Providers' Council
Prepared for the Berkshire County Education Task Force
In 2003, the Massachusetts State Legislature created the STEM Pipeline Fund to address the growing talent shortage of STEM workers and designated the Department of Higher Education (DHE) as the administrator of the fund.
This report provides a profile of the foreign-born population in Worcester that highlights their unique challenges and contributions. The analysis also focuses on the impact the children of the foreign-born have on the public education system and provides a detailed comparison of Worcester’s largest foreign-born subpopulations.
Prepared in partnership with MassINC, this study examines the landscape of social and emotional student supports in Gateway Cities, from classroom learning to services for children with identified behavioral health needs.
The Institute conducted the evaluation of the ICCR Demonstration Initiative by visiting each district, conducting interviews and focus groups with key stakeholders, and administering student and personnel surveys to explore the impacts of integrating CCR into the participating middle schools and high schools.
The Institute conducted a targeted, mixed-methods evaluation study of Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Mass on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary Education. The study investigated whether and how districts and schools used results from the survey.
This report helps the school explore ways to strengthen and expand its programs without placing an undue financial burden on its host city.
This case study highlights three dropout prevention programs at Drury High School in North Adams, Mass.
This case study highlights the School Within a School (SWS) program at Attleboro High School.
This case study describes an alternative high school diploma program targeting at-risk youth in Lowell, Mass.
The presentation focused on key findings related to student outcomes and promising practices of grantee high schools. These promising practices included the incorporation of experiential activities, the development of community partnerships, and embedding financial literacy content in already existing courses and programs.
The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI) Applied Research and Program Evaluation group was engaged to conduct a study of the use of paraprofessionals to provide special education services in Vermont public schools.
In a study funded by the National Science Foundation, the Applied Research and Program Evaluation group piloted three 3-week curriculum modules in order to complete a formative evaluation of teaching resources based on WGBH’s Emmy Award-winning preschool science and math series PEEP and the Big World.
In 2003, the Massachusetts State Legislature created the STEM Pipeline Fund to address the growing talent shortage of STEM workers and designated the Department of Higher Education (DHE), as the administrator of the fund.
Expeditionary Learning (EL) and the Institute worked together to develop a new instrument to assess the extent to which EL core practices are implemented.
The Department of Higher Education, with approval from the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, contracted with the Institute to develop a new statewide science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) indicators system for benchmarking Massachusetts’ progress in key educational and economic areas associated with the Pipeline Fund’s goals.
The Applied Research and Evaluation Unit has released a policy briefing summarizing findings of its three-year evaluation of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) Commonwealth Pilot Schools Initiative. The Initiative was a whole school reform initiative active from school years 2007-2008 through 2009-2010 for which UMDI served as statewide evaluator.
At a forum held April 9, 2007 in Milford, the Massachusetts Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (MA EQA) and the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute presented findings and facilitated discussion of a two-year study of factors influencing achievement in the Commonwealth’s urban public schools.
In 2006, Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), the umbrella for youth mentoring in the state of Massachusetts, engaged the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute in launching Mass Mentoring Counts, an important initiative to assess the state of youth mentoring in Massachusetts.
This packet provides Head Start programs with a systematic process for organizing large amounts of critical data in a succinct and user-friendly format.
The UMass Donahue Institute recently collaborated with the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) on a project designed to inform educators and policy-makers about the work readiness skills that employers expect of Massachusetts high school graduates, and to describe the skills and characteristics these corporations require for entry-level positions with potential for growth and advancement.
In 2003, Liberty Mutual launched the Liberty Mutual Mentoring Initiative (LMMI), a $1 million commitment to mentoring that provides grants and technical assistance to mentoring programs throughout Massachusetts, as well as funds relevant to research.
This report presents the findings of a study of the factors affecting health care practitioners’ use of research-based practices in cancer care.
Over the past three years, the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, has studied the MCAS achievement of students with special needs in urban public school districts.
With the MCAS success gap between different segments of the Massachusetts student population a growing concern among educators and policy maker, a study release today by the UMass Donahue Institute and the Massachusetts Office of Educational Quality and Accountability has identified practices common to schools with relatively high achievement among special education students.
This report presents an analysis of a cluster of new media businesses – or technology enterprise - in Berkshire County.
This report presents the findings of a survey of individuals and organizations aligned with bTech.
A report to the City of Leominster to define steps to support the plastics industry in North Central Massachusetts, and to enable policymakers to "move the question" on whether and how the development of a regional plastics technology center is feasible.
A study of student performance on the 1999 MCAS Assessments.