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Research on Learning

SRI's Center for Technology in Learning performs research on learning to identify how people learn and how teachers can become more effective. In its work, the Center applies approaches such as ethnographies, case studies, design experiments, randomized experiments, research design, and longitudinal research.

Depending on the research objective, the Center forms teams with expertise in learning sciences, cognitive science, psychology, sociology, statistics, anthropology, and relevant math and science topics. We integrate insights on the cognitive, social, and emotional aspects of learning into research designs for formal schooling (from preschool to university), and for informal settings such as museums and community centers.

Projects

OER Degree Initiative

The OER Degree Initiative is a multi-funder program led by Achieving the Dream to enable community colleges to replace commercial instructional materials with open educational resources (OER) for courses necessary to complete a degree. SRI will examine the academic and economic impacts and...

Early Childhood Development Scholarship Model Evaluation

SRI developed and conducted a 4‑year process and outcome evaluation of an early childhood scholarship model in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Regional Educational Laboratory—Appalachia

REL Appalachia works in partnership with school districts, state departments of education, and other education stakeholders in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia to develop high-quality research and to use and disseminate research findings to improve student outcomes.

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Next Generation Science Assessment

A multi-institutional collaborative is developing classroom-ready assessment tasks for teachers to gain insights into their students’ proficiency with the Next Generation Science Standards