Collaborative Inquiry to Expand Student Success in New York City Schools (Harvard Education Press, 2014)

Developing school capacity to continuously improve student achievement is essential to the success of New York City’s strategy to empower schools and hold them accountable for results.  The Inquiry initiative is the New York City Department of Education (DOE’s) approach to developing this capacity.  Its goal is to develop school administrators’ and teachers’ skills in using multiple forms of student performance data to diagnose and close achievement gaps and to create school cultures in which educators collaborate in using evidence as the basis for instructional decisions to expand student success.