Education improvement is a complex and demanding enterprise without simple answers. Inverness Research‘s goal is to help funders and project leaders improve their thinking, their investment strategies, their program designs, and their implementations—all in service of optimizing the contributions made by the investment. In their studies, they do not focus wholly on distal outcomes, but rather, also study the realities of implementation. They help people interrogate their theories of action, and groundtruth those theories by documenting what actually happens in field contexts. Drawing from their experience studying hundreds of education projects, they bring the lens of educational connoisseurship to their analyses of data.
UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science recently released “A Field at Risk: The Impact of COVID-19 on Environmental and Outdoor Science Education.”