Cynthia Lake

Professional Title
Research Scientist, Center for Research and Reform in Education
About Me (Bio)
Cynthia Lake is a Research Scientist for the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University. She received her B.A. in Development Studies from Brown University in 1996, and her M.A. in Sociology in 2004. Her research interests include comprehensive school reform, school improvement, and educational research methods and statistics. She is currently a data analyst of meta-analyses of education for the Best Evidence Encyclopedia.
Johns Hopkins University

This synthesis project is a systematic review of experimental research evaluating programs and practices in elementary science. The systematic review addresses all areas of science in the elementary grades. The review uses an adaptation of best-evidence synthesis previously applied to elementary and secondary mathematics and reading, and includes experimental and quasi-experimental research on the outcomes of alternative approaches to elementary science.