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A Unified Research Agenda for 6-12 Online Learning Environments to Improve STEM Outcomes for Students with LD and Students with ASD

Students with learning disabilities (LD) and those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) represent the largest and fastest growing groups of students with disabilities in U.S. public schools. These students are underperforming in STEM achievement as compared to their non-disabled peers, and these students are underprepared for college entry and success. This capacity building project will contribute to foundational knowledge about what is already known, and what needs to be studied, about 6-12 online STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education for students with learning disabilities and those with autism spectrum disorder.
 
Project leaders in SRI Education are engaging expert researchers to conduct a synthesis and gap analysis about 6-12 online STEM education for students with learning disabilities and those with autism spectrum disorder. The research team will use the results from the synthesis and gap analysis to create a research and development agenda about 6-12 online STEM education for students with learning disabilities and those with autism spectrum disorder. The agenda will help education researchers, policymakers, and technology developers identify future pathways and priorities focused on 6-12 online STEM learning for students with and without disabilities, a rapidly growing practice in our nation's schools.

Principal Investigator: Ellen Schiller
Co-Principal Investigators: Marianne Bakia and Jose Blackorby