Britte H. Cheng, Sr. Education Researcher, Center for Technology in Learning | SRI International

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Britte Haugan Cheng

Principal Scientist at CTL and Co-Lead: Technology-Enhanced Assessments and Learning Research Group

Britte H. Cheng, Ph.D., is a senior education researcher at SRI International's Center for Technology in Learning. Cheng’s research focuses on the design and impact of learning technologies, instruction and assessment in K-12 math and science. Her work considers systemic issues of educational practice and policy, including the investigation of processes and designs that cross learning contexts and settings.


  • Ph.D., Education, Mathematics, Science, Technology, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
  • M.A., Education, Mathematics, Science, Technology, University of California, Berkeley, 2002
  • AB, Psychology, University of Chicago, 1994

Professional Experience

  • Education Researcher, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA (2006-present)
  • Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (June 1998-June 2006)
  • Senior Research Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (September 1996-June 1998)
  • Research Specialist IV, Learning Research and Development Center - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (October 1994-September 1996)

Current Projects

  • Modeling Social Complexity in Education (PI)
  • Learning in Informal and Formal Environments (LIFE) Center
  • Games and Assessment
  • Mathematics Engagement Project
  • Cornerstone Maths
  • National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP): Interactive Computer Tasks 

Selected Past Projects

  • Developing and Testing Theories of Implementation: A Workshop on Design Research with Educational Systems (Design-based Implementation Research) (Co-PI), ended 2012
  • Application of Evidence-Centered Design to State Large-Scale Science Assessment (Staff) ended 2012
  • Principled Science Assessment Design for Students with Disabilities (Staff) ended 2012
  • Principled Assessment Designs for Inquiry (PADI) ended 2008
  • Assessing Science Knowledge (ASK) ended 2007

Selected Publications

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