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Tech Report May 1, 2016

Constructing Assessment Tasks that Blend Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science Practices for Classroom Formative Applications

How do we measure knowledge in use? In this paper we describe how we use principles of evidence-centered design to develop classroom-based science assessments that integrate three dimensions of science...

Article March 1, 2015

Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards identifies content and science and engineering practices that all students should learn from kindergarten to high school graduation. To reap the benefits of the science...

Chapter March 1, 2015

Learning Environments

Tech Report December 1, 2014

Curriculum Materials Make a Difference for Next Generation Science Learning: Results from Year 1 of a Randomized Controlled Trial (Updated December 2014)

This report describes findings from a study of middle school science curriculum materials. In the study, middle school science teachers who used curriculum materials that presented opportunities for students to...

Tech Report August 1, 2014

Recruiting Participants for Large-Scale Random Assignment Experiments in School Settings

Recruitment is a key challenge for researchers conducting any large school-based study, especially random assignment studies where researchers require certain level of control over experimental conditions and intervention implementation. Such...

Tech Report March 1, 2014

Simulations for STEM Learning: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (Brief)

This review addresses a gap in the current research literature on computer-based simulations for STEM learning. It was conducted by a team of researchers at SRI International under a contract...

Tech Report March 1, 2014

Simulations for STEM Learning: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (Full Report)

This report presents an overview of the process and initial findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature on computer simulations for K–12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics...

Tech Report March 1, 2014

Simulations for STEM Learning: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (Executive Summary)

This executive summary presents an overview of the process and initial findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature on computer simulations for K–12 science, technology, engineering, and...

Article January 1, 2014

Analysing Teachers’ Curriculum Implementation from Integrity and Actor-Oriented Perspectives

Curriculum materials and knowledge about curricular purposes and structures are valuable tools that teachers often draw upon to organize instruction and facilitate student learning. Careful analysis of teachers’ curriculum implementation...

Article April 1, 2013

Towards an Evidence Framework for Designbased Implementation Research

Conference Paper March 1, 2012

The Range of Science Instructional Materials Used in a Statewide Afterschool Program

Increasing attention has been paid to afterschool programs for their potential to deliver science experiences that are rich and engaging for children. We report on our study that examined the...

Conference Paper April 1, 2011

Formative Assessment Practices to Promote Model-Based Reasoning in Earth Science

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