SRI and TERC, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, conducted case studies of teachers participating in the Zearn Math Curriculum Study Professional Development (CS PD) to learn whether and how teachers’ participation in CS PD led to pedagogical content knowledge growth.
Strategies for Success in Community Partnerships: Case Studies of Community Collaboratives for Early Learning and Media
As part of the 2015–2020 Ready To Learn Initiative, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Public Broadcasting Service devised a new model of community partnerships called Community Collaboratives for Early Learning and Media.
PBS KIDS Play & Learn Science | ready to learn-funded evaluation
This study explored the impact of the PBS KIDS Play & Learn Science app, when used in a supportive context, on children’s understanding of science concepts and use of science and engineering practices; children’s use of science vocabulary; child and parent-child engagement in science and engineering; and parent confidence supporting their child’s science learning.
This study was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education’s Ready To Learn Initiative, led by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS. It was conducted by EDC and SRI International, long-standing evaluation partners for the Ready To Learn Initiative.
Executive Summary | PBS Kids Play & Learn Science Evaluation
This evaluation of the PBS KIDS Play & Learn Science app and activities, summarizes impacts on children and their parents, including children’s understanding of science content and practices, use and understanding of science vocabulary, and excitement about science.
Evaluation Flyer | PBS Kids Play & Learn Science
This infographic shows key facts & figures from an evaluation of the PBS KIDS Play & Learn Science app and activities, including impacts on children’s understanding of science content and practices and use of science vocabulary.
Full Evaluation Report | PBS Kids Play & Learn Science
This comprehensive report includes in-depth analysis and graphs of impacts on children and their parents, including children’s understanding of science content and practices, use and understanding of science vocabulary, and excitement about science.
Next Generation Courseware Challenge Evaluation
How can college completion rates for low-income and minority students be improved? One solution may be digital courseware that offers individualized learning. SRI evaluated The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Next Generation Courseware Challenge and found positive educational impacts.
Participant Experiences and Financial Impacts: Findings from Year 2 of Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative
This report presents findings from Achieving the Dream’s Open Education Resources (OER) Degree Initiative, which helps colleges reduce the financial burden on students and improve curriculum and pedagogy by developing course pathways using free and openly licensed instructional materials.
Pathway Schools Initiative: Fundamental evaluation summary
This report summarizes the progress made by the schools that participated in the Pathway Schools Initiative through the 2017–18 school year on a fundamental set of outcome indicators: continuity in the PreK–3 enrollment pipeline, literacy instructional practices, teaching quality, effective school leadership, and student reading achievement.
Evaluation of education connections: Supporting teachers with standards-based instruction for English learners in mainstream classrooms
The Center for Applied Linguistics developed an online site, Education Connections, to train and support teachers in integrating English language proficiency standards with content standards…
UC Irvine Writing Project’s pathway to academic success program: An Investing in Innovation (i3) validation grant evaluation
This technical report provides impact and implementation fidelity results from SRI’s Evaluation of the Pathway to Academic Success Project –i3 Validation Grant. The Pathway Project is a teacher professional development program designed to enhance classroom literacy.
Examining Classroom Observation Rubric Data: Issues Emerging from Classroom Observation Rubric Data Submitted in August 2017
This short paper reviews classroom observation rubric data submitted by California State University (CSU) campuses participating in the Bechtel-funded New Generation of Educators Initiative (NGEI); it highlighs patterns and issues that can inform future collection and use of rubric data.