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A program to provide teachers with a practical framework and tools for building new learning opportunities into their lesson plans.
Through A4L, we are exploring the measurement of noncognitive factors, learning processes, and learning behaviors in digital learning environments.
SRI uses innovative methods to “bridge the gap” between professional development and classroom practice—and make a measurable difference on student learning.
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.
SRI provides user-friendly access to key types of Earth system data relevant to the study of climate, as well as background resources.
SRI and George Mason University are conducting a multi-year exploratory study to develop a logic model of STEM-focused elementary (eSTEM) schools
In partnership with the National Writing Project, SRI is investigating the development of good evidence-based science writing in the middle school classroom.
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.
The National Science Foundation asked SRI to evaluate its program to transform undergraduate computing education on a national scale.
The ability to write well-reasoned, well-supported arguments is a key skill for success in college, career, and civic society. Yet most students in U.S. secondary schools lack proficiency in argument writing. The National Writing Project developed the College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP) to support...
Around the world, teaching the problem-solving process known as computational thinking (CT) is increasingly recognized as a critical enabler for future success in a digital society. While CT initiatives often begin at secondary levels, some schools are beginning to address CT education at the...
In this four-year evaluation of ConnectEd’s federally funded Investing in Innovation (i3) grant, SRI is using a quasi-experimental design to assess the implementation and impact of the Linked Learning approach on students’ cognitive and noncognitive outcomes.
SRI is the evaluation partner for a program that is advancing knowledge in developing non-cognitive skills in middle schools to increase student success.
SRI is studying efforts by Oakland Unified School District and partners encourage interest and support success for underrepresented minority and low-income youth to pursue careers in health care.
Rocketship Education is a network of public elementary charter schools serving primarily low-income students in high-need areas. SRI conducted a three year evaluation of middle school outcomes among Rocketship alumni and their peers from non-Rocketship elementary schools in San Jose, CA. The study...
SRI Education is conducting rigorous research about the Apple and ConnectED initiative, to understand how technology integration can support teaching and learning at high-poverty schools.
SRI is examining the impact of this program that combines strong academics with real-world experience. Its goal: to help students build a strong foundation for success in college and careers—and life.
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.
Even after mastering conversational English, English learners often struggle with academic English, negatively impacting their educational outcomes. SRI is conducting a 4-year randomized controlled trial (RCT) to estimate the effectiveness of the Pathway to Academic Success Project, a promising...
SRI is researching the inferential validity, reliability, and effectiveness of formative assessments embedded within games.
SRI has found that when teachers collaboratively analyze learning activities and student work, they can advance 21st century teaching and learning.
SRI Education leads a first-of-its-kind longitudinal study on the schools’ effectiveness in Texas, North Carolina and Ohio.
SRI and partners are modeling the complexities of STEM education to derive innovative approaches to workforce preparation.
The study design included a multimethod approach to documenting how the partnerships were developed and implemented in participating schools and sites.
SRI is providing high-quality assessments of the Exploring Computer Science program.
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.
SRI is investigating whether and how students’ speech can be used to determine how well they collaborate during interactive learning activities.
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.
This project used a cross-disciplinary approach to help middle school students become data-literate.