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PRISM Phase II
PRISM Phase II is conducting research on strategies that lead to changes in the culture of science and mathematics education where dimensions of culture include policies, practices, partnerships, and resources. Research studies in PRISM Phase II are producing further evidence of how and to what extent distinctive PRISM Phase I strategies - K-16 Professional Learning Communities, Culture of Higher Education and a Public Awareness Campaign - give rise to these four key elements of holistic cultural change.

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PRISM Phase II: Linking Culture, Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Change Processes to Student Learning and Achievement
"This presentation describes the design and implementation of Georgia PRISM II research studies designed to link student success (undergraduate student achievement in introductory science and math courses) at 8 IHEs,…
Creating Awareness of the Importance of Science and Mathematics: The Georgia PRISM Public Awareness Campaign
"This study investigates the effectiveness of a public awareness campaign on parent involvement and student attitudes, perceptions and motivation in science and mathematics. The treatment includes Math/Science Family Nights (MSFNs),…
Math and Science Family Night Video and Planning Guide
The Partnership for Reform in Math and Science produced this instructional video for running Math and Science Family Nights. In addition to the tips given in the video, supporting documents are offered, such as timeline, budget, and evaluations.
PRISM Phase II Research Presentations
Posted by: Dava Coleman. This is a listing of PRISM Phase II Research Presentations made during Years 1 and 2 of the project
PRISM Phase II: Research on Key PRISM Strategies - Generating Knowledge through Collaborative Research
This paper addresses the following claim(s): "The three PRISM Phase II Research Questions being examined in the work are: What are the attributes of K-16 professional learning communities, how can…
Engaging MSP Participants through K-16 Learning Communities: Implementation and Research
This paper addresses the following claim(s): " Claim 1: In K-16 professional learning communities, the following attributes are strongly related to learning community success: A supportive environment including both supportive…
Increasing Parent and Community Awareness of the Importance of STEM
This paper addresses the following claim(s): An effective PAC can increase parents' awareness of the importance of mathematics and science for their child's future. An effective PAC can help parents…
PRISM Phase II Project Summary
Posted by: Dava Coleman. The research in PRISM Phase II is on strategies that lead to changes in culture where dimensions of culture include policies, practices, partnerships, and resources.