AIW Research

A compilation of references to research on Authentic Intellectual Work and related topics.


Amosa, W., Ladwig, J., Griffiths, T., & Gore, J. (2007). Equity Effects of Quality Teaching: Closing the Gap. A conference paper for the Australian Association of Research in Education, Australia.

Avery, P.G. (1999). Authentic Instruction and Assessment. Social Education 65(6): 368–373.

Avery, P.G., Freeman, C., & Carmichael-Tanaka, D.L. (2002). Developing Authentic Instruction in the Social Studies. Journal of Research in Education 12(1): 50–56.

Carmichael, D.L., & Martens, R.P. (2012). Midwestern Magic: Iowa’s Statewide Initiative Engages Teachers, Encourages Leadership, and Energizes Student learning. Journal of Staff Development, 33(3): 22-16.

Iowa Department of Education. (2012). An initial evaluation of the Iowa DE project to enhance students’ authentic intellectual work: Fall 2007 to Fall 2011, May 2, 2012. Des Moines, IA: author. Download PDF

King, M.B., (2016) Editor. Improving teaching and learning through authentic intellectual work: Lessons from the field. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. Purchase Here

King, M.B., Schroeder, J., & Chawszczweski, D. (2001, September). Authentic Assessment and Student Performance in Inclusive Schools. Brief No. 5. Madison, WI: Research Institute on Secondary Education Reform for Youth with Disabilities. Purchase Here

Ladwig, J. G., Smith, M., Gore, J., Amosa, W., & Griffiths, T. (2007, November). Quality of Pedagogy and Student Achievement: Multi-level Replicaton of Authentic Pedagogy.  Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia. Download PDF.

Lee, V.E., Smith, J., & Croninger, R. (1997, April). How High School Organization Influences the Equitable Distribution of Learning in Mathematics and Science. Sociology of Education 70: 128–150.

Marks, H.M. (2000, Spring). Student Engagement in Instructional Activity: Patterns in Elementary, Middle and High Schools. American Educational Research Journal 37(1) 153–184.

Newmann, F.M., Carmichael, D.L. & M. Bruce King. (2016). Authentic intellectual work: Improving teaching for rigorous learning, Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. Purchase Here

Newmann, F.M. (2013). Addendum to an initial evaluation of the Iowa DE project to enhance students’ authentic intellectual work: Fall 2007 to Fall 2011, March 8, 2013. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Education. Download PDF

Newmann, F.M. & Associates (1996). Authentic Achievement: Restructuring Schools for Intellectual Quality. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Newmann, F.M., Bryk, A.S., & Nagaoka, J. (2001). Authentic Intellectual Work and Standardized Tests: Conflict or Coexistence? Chicago: Consortium on Chicago School Research. Purchase Here

Newmann, F.M., King, M.B. , & Carmichael, D.L.  (2007).  Authentic Instruction and Assessment: Common Standards for Rigor and Relevance in Teaching Academic Subjects. Download pdf

Newmann, F.M., Lopez, G., & Bryk, A.S. (1998). The Quality of Intellectual Work in Chicago Schools: A Baseline Report. Chicago: Consortium on Chicago School Research. Purchase Here

Newmann, F.M., Marks, H.M., & Gamoran, A. (1996). Authentic Pedagogy and Student Performance. American Journal of Education 104(4): 280–312.

Newmann, F.M. & Wehlage, G.G. (1995). Successful School Restructuring: A Report to the Public and Educators. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin.


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