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Mark St. John

PROFESSIONAL ROLES

  • Researcher, Evaluator 

BIO

Dr. Mark St. John, founder and president of Inverness Research Associates, has a broad background in science and mathematics education at all levels. For over 15 years he has been involved in the evaluation and study of public and private initiatives aimed at improving science and mathematics education.

Dr. St. John and his colleagues at Inverness Research have been involved in many evaluations of reform initiatives in education -- from large scale initiatives undertaken by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education to the study the impact of National Standards to the evaluation of individual science museum exhibits. They have been involved in studying professional development efforts, curriculum design projects, state systemic reform efforts, and informal science education efforts. In recent years his group has focused on helping design, implement, and evaluate systemic reform efforts which are focused at the state, district, and school level. 

EXPERTISE

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Site Contributions
08/01/13A Partnership's Effort to Improve the Teaching of K-12 Mathematics in Rapid City, South Dakota
03/22/12A Survey of MSPnet Users: Key Findings
06/17/08The Appalachian Math Science Partnership: A Multi-State Umbrella Partnership Promoting Local Mathematics And Science Reform
06/17/08The Appalachian Math Science Partnership: A Multi-State Umbrella Partnership Promoting Local Mathematics And Science Reform - CLOSE-UP PAPERS
01/15/08Building the Foundation for Raising Student Achievement: Investing in an Improvement Infrastructure
11/29/06The Landscape of High School Science Curriculum Decision Making
01/31/05Appalachian Mathematics Science Partnership (AMSP) 2003-2004 Evaluation Report
07/21/04Appalachian Mathematics Science Partnership (AMSP) 2003-2004 Evaluation Report
06/16/04The Turing Test: A New Approach to Evaluating Investments in Educational Capacity and Infrastructure
01/22/04Opening Windows onto Classrooms: Promises and Challenges in the Design of Video Cases for Professional Development in Mathematics and Science
01/10/04Critical Supports for Elementary Science Reform: Top Ten Action Items for Superintendents
01/07/04The Principals Of Educational Reform: Supporting Mathematics And Science Teaching In Your School -- A Handbook For Elementary And Middle School Principals
01/06/04Reforming Elementary Science Education in Urban Districts: Reflections on a Conference in Inverness, California
01/02/04Clues from the Classroom: Evidence of our Progress