ExpandED Schools: Developing Mindsets to Support Academic Success - Research Brief
The national demonstration of TASC's ExpandED Schools was launched in 2011-12 in New York City, Baltimore and New Orleans. The ExpandED Schools demonstration is being evaluated by Policy Studies Associates (PSA) and is rolling out at a time when there is heightened awareness among educators, researchers and youth development experts about the importance of cultivating student mindsets that are precursors to academic performance.
Reflecting this interest, this research brief examines the ways in which ExpandED Schools contribute to the development of essential academic mindsets that support student learning and success. The findings in this brief draw on data collected by PSA researchers through observations, interviews and a survey administered to students in each of the 11 national demonstration schools in spring 2013.
The brief presents evidence that by working together strategically and collaboratively, schools and community partner organizations can create a positive environment that enables students to take control of their own learning and gain confidence in their ability to succeed.
The full research report can be found here.