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Article May 31, 2019

Leveraging Evidence-Centered design to develop assessments of Computational Thinking practices

Computational thinking is a core skill in computer science that has become a focus of instruction in primary and secondary education worldwide. Since 2010, researchers have leveraged Evidence-Centered Design (ECD) methods to develop measures of students’ Computational Thinking (CT) practices.…

Tech Report November 1, 2018

Using Technology to Personalize Learning in K–12 Schools

Using technology to personalize learning has become a high-profile trend in K–12 education. Personalized learning—generally conceptualized as tailoring learning experiences to individual students’ needs and interests—has been a centerpiece of...

Tech Report June 1, 2017

Evaluating Digital Learning for Adult Basic Literacy and Numeracy

More than 36 million adults in the United States do not have the basic literacy and math skills needed for many entry-level jobs and even less so for the types...

Conference Paper January 1, 2016

Assessing Problem-Solving Process At Scale

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence Center, AIC, assessment, evidence-centered design, k-12 computing, problem solving, programming process

Conference Paper May 1, 2015

Assessments for Computational Thinking in K-12

As K-12 educators move to introduce computing curricula, the issue of assessing student learning of computational concepts remains largely unresolved. This is central, however, if the goal is to help...

Conference Paper March 1, 2015

Assessments for Computational Thinking in K-12

As computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) make their way into all levels of K-12 education, valid assessments aligned with new curricula can assist in measuring student learning, easing...

Conference Paper January 1, 2015

Making Computer Science a First-Class Object in the K-12 Next Generation Science Standards

Researchers, practitioners, and policymakers are (in most states) rallying around the Next Generation Science Standards. First released in 2012, the NGSS address the “mile wide, inch deep” science teaching so...

Tech Report November 1, 2014

Future Ready Schools: Building Technology Infrastructure for Learning

The Future Ready Schools: Building Technology Infrastructure for Learning guide provides practical, actionable information intended to help district leaders (superintendents, principals, and teacher leaders) navigate the many decisions required to...

Tech Report October 1, 2014

Teacher Demand for Digital Courseware: A Report on the Teacher Wallets Program (Executive Summary)

During the 2013‐14 academic year, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, DonorsChoose and Digital Promise provided over 300 K–8 teachers nationwide with up to $6,000 each for...

Conference Paper April 1, 2014

Computational thinking practices: Analyzing and modeling a critical domain in computer science education

Article March 1, 2014

The Learning Registry: Applying Social Metadata for Learning Resource Recommendations

The proliferation of online teaching, learning, and assessment resources is hampering efforts to make finding relevant resources easy. Metadata, while valuable for curating digital collections, is difficult to keep current...

Conference Paper January 1, 2014

Building evidence and building practice in Computer Science education

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