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Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics (Phase I and Phase II)

image for project PRISM PRISM is an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education, four core public universities (two research institutions, one regional, and one state university) and additional supporting higher education partners, and thirteen school districts involving cities (Atlanta and Savannah), small urban regions and rural areas.

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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Effects of Implementing Projects in an Elementary Statistics Class

"In hopes of reducing the percent of students receiving non-passing grades in elementary statistics classes, interactive hands-on projects were implemented in the classes. These projects gave students the opportunity to…

Contextual Teaching and Learning of Science in Elementary Schools

"Contextual Teaching and Learning (CTL) integrates inquiry, problem- and project- based learning, cooperative learning, and authentic assessment. Case studies were carried out on 21 teachers who used CTL to teach…

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Impact Report - October 2008

Update on PRISM's impact in it's partner districts and institutuions of higher education.

PRISM Impact Report - September 2007

A look at available data from PRISM K-12 districts and IHE institutions.

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Higher Education Partners

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Georgia Perimeter College logo
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Georgia Southern Univ logo
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School District Partners

  • Atlanta Public School System
  • Clarke County School System
  • Jackson County School System
  • Oconee County School System
  • Bulloch School System
  • Evans School System
  • Vidalia City School System
  • Screven School System
  • Effingham School System
  • Candler School System
  • Toombs County School System
  • Savannah-Chatham School System
  • Bryan School System
  • Camden School System
  • Glynn County School System