Established in 1995, and funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the SCI Program is committed to:
|i.||securing the capacity of teachers, administrators, parents, and each school's encompassing communities, to inquire into teaching and learning, student learning progress and achievement, and schools as learning communities.|
|ii.||assisting in constructing accurate knowledge of the quality and performance of schools, school networks, and education systems, and of their experiences with change.|
|iii.||using the knowledge achieved through inquiry to shape school planning, improvement and accountability.|
|iv.||crafting accountability systems which add value to teaching and learning, contribute to favorable conditions for individual* responsibility and initiative, and expedite the continuous improvement of public education.|
|v.||utilizing technologies to sharpen, strengthen, and advance our knowledge and understanding of public schools.|
* teacher, administrator, school, school board, student, parent, and community
The School Change and Inquiry Program is administered by the Institute for Education & Social Policy, New York University, which is "dedicated to strengthening urban schools by developing bold solutions to the critical problems of public education."