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21st Century Skills

One of the most talked about—but least understood—societal challenges is the teaching and learning of 21st century skills. Researchers in SRI's Center for Technology in Learning have helped clients such as the U.S. Department of Education and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation define 21st century skills education more precisely. We develop programs for girls and other specific populations, create innovative assessments, and shape insightful evaluation designs.

The Center facilitates the translation of these important but often nebulous ideas into actionable ways for teachers to improve the 21st century teaching and learning opportunities their assignments offer students.

Projects

Evaluation of Long Beach Skills for Success Program

SRI is the evaluation partner for a program that is advancing knowledge in developing non-cognitive skills in middle schools to increase student success.

STEM elementary school students

Developing a Model of STEM-Focused Elementary Schools (eSTEM)

SRI and George Mason University are conducting a multi-year exploratory study to develop a logic model of STEM-focused elementary (eSTEM) schools

Evaluation of College-Ready Writers Program-SEED

The ability to write well-reasoned, well-supported arguments is a key skill for success in college, career, and civic society. Yet most students in U.S. secondary schools lack proficiency in argument writing. The National Writing Project developed the College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP) to support...

high school students working on a lab assignment together

iSTEM: Impacts of Inclusive STEM High Schools on Student Outcomes

SRI Education leads a first-of-its-kind longitudinal study on the schools’ effectiveness in Texas, North Carolina and Ohio.