Scale-Up in Education, Volume 1: Ideas in Principle examines the challenges of 'scaling up' from a multidisciplinary perspective. It brings together contributions from disciplines that routinely take promising innovations to scale, including medicine, business, engineering, computing, and education. Together the contributors explore appropriate methods for estimating the effects of innovations in larger, more diverse settings and provide theories and models to guide the design of innovations most likely to remain viable at large scales. Specially-commissioned commentaries also discuss the analytical requirements and theoretical possibilities of a program of educational research on scale-up built upon these foundations. This volume is ideally suited for researchers, policymakers, and graduate students charged with determining the effectiveness of educational interventions. With its insights into the conceptual and methodological prerequisites for obtaining rigorous, actionable evidence of intervention effects, the volume provides reading for program evaluation courses in schools of education and public policy.
Barbara Schneider, Ph.D. is a John A. Hannah Distinguished University Professor at Michigan State University and principal investigator of the Data Research and Development Center at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. Sarah-Kathryn McDonald is executive director of the Data Research and Development Center and a research scientist at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.
Part 1 Part I - Conceptualizing Scale-Up: An Educational Perspective Chapter 2 Chapter 1 - Educational Innovation and the Problem of Scale Chapter 3 Chapter 2 - Principles for Scaling Up: Choosing, Measuring Effects, and Promoting Widespread Use of Educational Innovation Chapter 4 Chapter 3 - Generalizability of Treatment Effects: Psychometrics and Education Chapter 5 Chapter 4 - Estimating the Effects of Educational Interventions Part 6 Part II - Modeling Scale-Up: Lessons from Other Fields Chapter 7 Chapter 5 - Scaling from Prototype to Production: A Managed Process Perspective from Industrial Engineering and Management Chapter 8 Chapter 6 - From Efficacy to Effectiveness: Translating Randomized Controlled Trial Findings into Treatment Standards in the Health Professions Chapter 9 Chapter 7 - Linking Program Implementation and Effectiveness: Lessons from a Pooled Sample of Welfare to Work Experiments Chapter 10 Chapter 8 - Forecasting the Effects of Scaling Up Social Programs: An Economics Perspective Part 11 Part III - Breaking Boundaries: Successful Scale-Up in Transforming Organizations Chapter 12 Chapter 9 - Breaking Boundaries: Scaling Collaboration in Time and Space Chapter 13 Chapter 10 - Socio-Digital Formations: Constructing an Object of Study Chapter 14 Chapter 11 - Measuring and Managing Successful Organizational Scale-Up Part 15 Part IV - Synthesizing Concepts of Scale-Up for Education Chapter 16 Chapter 12 - Toward a Program of Research on Scale-Up: Analytical Requirements and Theoretical Possibilities Chapter 17 Chapter 13 - Successful Scale-Up in Three Stages: Insights and Challenges for Educational Research and Practice Chapter 18 Chapter 14 - Technology and Scale-Up: Implications for Research and Practice