William Kevin Ham

William Kevin Ham is a program manager in the Center for Information Management and Cybersecurity at SRI International. Based in SRI’s Washington, D.C. facility, Ham has more than 20 years...


Kevin Luebke

Kevin Luebke received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and did postdoctoral studies in the biophysical chemistry of nucleic acids at the University of California...


Satabdi Basu

...S., McElhaney, K. W., Grover, S., Harris, C. J., & Biswas, G. (2018). A principled approach to designing assessments that integrate science and computational thinking. In J. Kay & R....

Tech Report May 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 2015

Automated, Adaptive Guidance for K-12 Education

This paper distinguishes features of automated adaptive guidance used in K-12 instructional settings and recommends directions for design. We use meta-analysis to synthesize 24 independent comparisons between automated adaptive guidance...

Article 2015

Evidence for Effective Uses of Dynamic Visualisations in Science Curriculum Materials

Dynamic visualisations capture aspects of scientific phenomena that are difficult to communicate in static materials and benefit from well-designed scaffolds to succeed in classrooms. We review research to clarify the...

Article 2014

NMR Characterization of an Oligonucleotide Model of the MiR-21 Pre-Element

We have used NMR spectroscopy to characterize an oligonucleotide stem loop structure based on the pre-element of an oncogenic microRNA, miR-21. This predicted stem-loop structure is cleaved from the precursor...

Chapter 2014

Using the Idea Manager to Promote Coherent Understanding of Inquiry Investigations

Article 2014

Computer-Guided Inquiry to Improve Science Learning

Engaging students in inquiry practices is known to motivate them to persist in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and to create lifelong learners (1, 2). In inquiry, students...

Journal Article 2011

Investigations of a Complex, Realistic Task: Intentional, Unsystematic, and Exhaustive Experimenters

Chapter 2010

Helping Students Make Controlled Experiments More Informative

Chapter 2010

Can desirable difficulties overcome deceptive clarity in scientific visualizations?

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