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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education

SRI's education researchers share a passion for enabling all students to learn advanced, conceptual, and challenging aspects of science, technology, engineering, and  math (STEM) that are essential for life in the 21st century. To meet this goal, SRI’s researchers

  • Co-design new STEM materials and approaches with experts in schools, universities, and other organizations

  • Investigate promising and transformative ways of using new technologies

  • Study the implementation of curricular innovations

  • Provide a scientifically grounded perspective on the challenges of improving policies and practices

Our synergistic teams have the ability to examine all aspects of a curricular activity system, including curricular innovation, pedagogy, technology, assessment, and leadership.

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.

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.

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

elementary chemistry

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