Back to Recently Posted Reports



Get Adobe Reader












Abstract and Link to Report

BaySci: A Partnership for Bay Area Science Education Supporting Districts and Teachers to Improve Science Education in Bay Area Schools -- Evaluation Report


Inverness Research and The Research Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science


The goal of BaySci is to increase the likelihood that students in Bay Area elementary schools encounter high-quality science education and have access to engaging opportunities to learn science. Over the past three years, BaySci has worked with five BayArea school districts to reach this goal by focusing primarily on two aspects of district-wide improvement--building district-level capacity to implement a high-quality, inquiry-based elementary science program and providing targeted, in-depth professional development for teachers and teacher leaders.

The findings presented in this report are based on the data gathered by Inverness Research, the exteral evaluator, and the Research Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science. They focus on the contributions of BaySci to the participating school districts, the challenges and constraints in working with these districts to improve elementary science education, and the lessons learned about the BaySci investment.

Intended Audience

Funders, the BaySci partnership, Science Educators, Reform Leaders, District Administrators School and general public.

Date published

November 2011


Any and all errors are claimed by the authors of this document, Inverness Research

Distribution Policy

Inverness Research grants permission to print and distribute copies.

View & Print Report

These links will launch an Acrobat Reader document. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, click the button shown above.




Inverness Research
Phone: (415) 669-7156 |
Fax: (415) 669-7186 |
more info


© Inverness Research, 2012