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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.


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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

Efficacy Study of an Integrated Digital Elementary School Mathematics Curriculum

SRI is conducting a multi-year study that examines whether and how an elementary digital math curriculum can improve student learning. The study involves about 3,500 fifth-grade students from 47 schools in the state of West Virginia.

Adaptive Learning Market Acceleration Program (ALMAP) Evaluation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation contracted with SRI International to aggregate and analyze the ALMAP data. SRI assembled learning impact, cost and satisfaction findings across the portfolio of ALMAP grantee product evaluations.

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Analytics for Learning

Through A4L, we are exploring the measurement of noncognitive factors, learning processes, and learning behaviors in digital learning environments.