Study of Instructional Improvement

The Study of Instructional Improvement is a research project conducted by the University of Michigan in partnership with the Consortium for Policy Research in Education.

The Study of Instructional Improvement (SII) was a large scale quasi-experiment that sought to understand the impact of three widely-disseminated comprehensive school reform (CSR) programs on instruction and student performance in high- poverty elementary schools. Over a four-year period, researchers at the University of Michigan followed schools involved with one of three CSR programs—Accelerated Schools Project, America's Choice, and Success for All. The study also followed a set of closely matched comparison schools. The purpose of the study was to track implementation of the CSR programs in elementary schools and to investigate the impact of participation in these programs on teachers, students, and schools.

We have designed an online report that describes the SII research program and that provides a narrative account highlighting selected findings. The report is intended to invite readers to probe SII data more deeply. Links to the report can be found below.

This report allows you to:

  • Download data files to your computer
  • View and download project questionnaires (pdf)
  • Overview psychometric property reports for scales developed by SII project staff
  • View and download codebooks for selected survey components
  • Review sample syntax coding and methods used by SII researchers