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participants in a 21CLD workshop in Brunei
A program to provide teachers with a practical framework and tools for building new learning opportunities into their lesson plans.
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This capacity building project will contribute to foundational knowledge about what is already known, and what needs to be studied, about K-12 online STEM education for students with learning disabilities and those with autism spectrum disorder.
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.
two elementary school age girls looking at a butterfly through a magnifying glas
SRI is conducting a multi-year examination of informal science offerings to explore the inquiry opportunities available for learners, the instructional materials used by staff, and the role of support partners.
teacher engaging with students in a group setting with laptop
Through A4L, we are exploring the measurement of noncognitive factors, learning processes, and learning behaviors in digital learning environments.
girl at laptop doing her homework
SRI is conducting an efficacy study of more than 2,500 students on the benefits of online homework support for students' mathematics learning.
teacher and students working together
SRI uses innovative methods to “bridge the gap” between professional development and classroom practice—and make a measurable difference on student learning.
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This afterschool and summer curriculum helps middle school girls develop information technology (IT) fluency, interest in mathematics, and knowledge of IT careers.
multi-ethnic high school students looking at a computer screen together
Connecting and exploring researchers’ perspectives in digital learning to make significant and lasting improvements to STEM education.
students in science class doing lab experiment with teacher
SRI is developing classroom assessments to help teachers diagnose student learning in chemistry.
high school students writing at desks in a classroom
Classroom Trials examines teachers’ use of writing software to support writing instruction in classroom settings. The project seeks to identify best practices that combine teachers’ “wisdom of practice” and models of productive writing instruction that capitalize on the capabilities of writing...
two engineers working together at a machine
SRI and partners are researching partnership models, approaches to instruction, tools, and a framework to inform future research into the mechanisms that lead to a learning college culture.
two girls looking at a world globe and smiling
Improving classroom assessment is potentially one of the most powerful ways to improve student achievement. To realize such gains, however, teachers must use classroom assessments formatively, that is, to adjust and improve instruction.
Two girls working on a laptop together
SRI is replacing traditional middle school mathematics units with a set of “peak experiences” that provide a more engaging and meaningful way to interact with the subject.
Carbon emissions map used by students to investigate warming
DIGS engages students in looking at real data about climate change to differentiate between possible greenhouse gas and urban heat island impacts.
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DIGERS provided teachers with adaptable curricular exemplars about environmental restoration.
precipitation map
SRI provides user-friendly access to key types of Earth system data relevant to the study of climate, as well as background resources.
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For the National Science Foundation, SRI is supporting the development of 14 indicators measuring students’ access to quality learning, educators’ capacity, and policy and funding initiatives in K-12 STEM education.
STEM elementary school students
SRI and George Mason University are conducting a multi-year exploratory study to develop a logic model of STEM-focused elementary (eSTEM) schools
Teacher working with students at computers
SRI designed and implemented the process for updating the Department of Education plan for applying the advanced technologies used in our daily lives to the U.S. education system.
high school students working at computers
For the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, SRI is conducting an evaluation of EdReady, an online instructional system that assesses math readiness and tailors instruction based on students’ individual needs.
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.
teacher working with kindergarten students
SRI is working with two research partners and a 10-state consortium to enhance and implement a developmentally appropriate K-3 formative assessment that will fit within and inform everyday classroom instruction.
male teen student looking at a laptop
SRI is conducting a study investigating to what extent, when, and how online Algebra 1 courses serve different student populations, especially those who are historically disadvantaged.
teacher and two students working on an electronics test
SRI is validating a web-based diagnostic physics classroom assessment tool.
two girls examining a rock with a magnifying glass in classroom
SRI served as the external evaluator for a program that aims to increase the likelihood that San Francisco Bay Area students regularly experience high-quality science instruction aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core.
high school students talking with teacher in classroom
SRI is conducting a three-year evaluation of the Education Connections online professional development program for middle and high school teachers of English learner students in two districts. The evaluation includes an impact study on student outcomes using a cluster randomized controlled trial.
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SRI Education is evaluating Start Making!, part of a Making! @ Clubhouses initiative, which provides resources to support hands-on making in Computer Clubhouse locations throughout the world.
young boy student tinkering on a project
SRI studied the pilot year of a program that aims to promote the expansion of high-quality STEM-rich tinkering activities into afterschool programs serving children from low-income communities.
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SRI is conducting a randomized trial in 44 U.S. rural school districts on how professional development is aligned with college-/career-ready standards, its effects on writing instruction for 7th- through 10th-grade teachers, and in turn, on student writing performance.
science teacher in front of students at chalkboard
SRI is evaluating the impact and effectiveness of a federally funded effort to meet growing demand for professionals and information technology workers in the United States.
woman looking at a computer in a computer lab
SRI is evaluating NGC projects funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to understand the technology features and implementation practices that achieve positive educational impacts at scale.
Teacher watches educational video program with young students
SRI and its partner are building on a groundbreaking scientific study of how public media materials can help low-income preschoolers develop key early literacy skills.
teenage girl student doing homework on a laptop computer
Learning that takes place over the Internet is one of the fastest growing trends in uses of technology in K–12 education. SRI’s research and evaluation examine the effectiveness of different models of online learning relative to each other and to traditional face-to-face courses.
college students at their graduation in caps and gowns
SRI provided formative evaluation services for this Gates Foundation effort to improve faculty instructional practice and thereby increase college graduation rates.
two girl students writing together
SRI is conducting a randomized controlled trial to examine changes in teacher practice and student writing across a national sample of elementary schools.
young students in a classroom using computers
SRI is researching the inferential validity, reliability, and effectiveness of formative assessments embedded within games.
girls working on a project together
The InnovaTE3 curriculum uses a cradle-to-cradle paradigm (rather than cradle to grave) to intrigue and challenge high school girls to develop ecologically sustainable innovations.
two teen students working together
SRI has found that when teachers collaboratively analyze learning activities and student work, they can advance 21st century teaching and learning.
high school students working on a lab assignment together
SRI Education leads a first-of-its-kind longitudinal study on the schools’ effectiveness in Texas, North Carolina and Ohio.
teacher sitting on floor with young students
An SRI team studied how young children with and without learning disabilities think about and learn important concepts in mathematics
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SRI and partners are modeling the complexities of STEM education to derive innovative approaches to workforce preparation.
Teacher watches her students writing
The study design included a multimethod approach to documenting how the partnerships were developed and implemented in participating schools and sites.
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SRI is working with EDC and WGBH to develop and evaluate a set of tablet-based activities to help preschool children learn important mathematics.
elementary chemistry
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
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Conventional tests often fail to measure what is most important in student learning. Since 2001, SRI has been measuring important knowledge, skills, and abilities in science.
students and teachers at computers in a classroom
SRI is providing high-quality assessments of the Exploring Computer Science program.
science students doing a lab experiment together
SRI is conducting an efficacy study on the benefits of a new middle school science curriculum with more than 3,000 sixth grade students across 42 middle schools.
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.
young girl student working at a computer
SRI is conducting a study of Khan Academy to understand how math teachers are using the online resource in classrooms to improve instruction and student learning.
teacher and student working together with laptop
If K-12 teachers had their own budgets for purchasing digital courseware, what changes would occur in the educational technology marketplace?
two teen student girls working together at a computer
To advance understanding of how to improve students’ learning of algebra and key science, technology, engineering, and mathematics topics, SRI conducted rigorous large-scale research in schools in Texas and Florida.
three young students working on a laptop together
SRI is investigating whether and how students’ speech can be used to determine how well they collaborate during interactive learning activities.
teacher and students in a math classroom
SRI is identifying programs that support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) master teacher leaders and bringing together various groups and projects to advance the STEM field.
boy and girl student looking at a computer screen together
SRI is integrating best practices in technology-supported instructional design and formative assessment to study students’ conceptual understanding of genetics.
male middle school student doing his homework, holding a smart device
SRI has provided extensive research and development support to Texas Instrument’s calculators and educational technologies division.
science teacher watching two students working at laboratory activity
Concerned that too few California public school children have access to high-quality learning opportunities in science, the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd brought together researchers to investigate science education in California.
screenshot of the SCORE software application
STORE uses Google Earth to help students investigate projected climate changes in their own areas.
Example of a digital math activity used by students
SRI is replacing traditional middle school mathematics units with a set of “peak experiences” that provide a more engaging and meaningful way to interact with the subject.
adult students in computer classroom with teacher
SRI Education is investigating the role and efficacy of online learning technologies targeting basic literacy and math outcomes for low-skilled adults enrolled in adult basic education programs.
SRI is studying the integration of computer science and mathematics concepts in a middle school course, with a goal to explain students' learning of four concepts that are part of both disciplines.
Example of a student activity using proportional reasoning
This project used a cross-disciplinary approach to help middle school students become data-literate.