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  • StoryWorld: Formative Evaluation Dashboard for English Language Learners
    Date: 05/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In prior research and development, the project team developed a StoryWorld, a computer-based intervention for English Learners (ELs) that presents children oral and written narratives in English while also providing the information in their first language. With this Phase I funding, the team will develop and test a prototype of a web-based ... »
  • I KA WA MA MUA KA WA MA HOPE - The Future is in the Past, Fieldtrip Summative Evaluation at the Bishop Museum
    Date: 02/16/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    In 2011 the Bishop Museum and two collaborating organizations, University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UH) and the Pacific Voyaging Society (PVS), were awarded a multi-year grant from the Native Hawaiian Education Program (NHEP) to develop classroom and dockside curricula, an online resource center for educators, teacher workshops, a planetarium show, and ... »
  • Farming for Fuels - Summative Evaluation
    Date: 05/09/2014
    Resource Category: Summative
    The summative evaluation of the Farming for Fuels classroom program and family event was conducted over two years. Two interim reports were delivered with preliminary results about specific areas of focus. This final report described the overall evaluation study methods and results, and made recommendations for potential revisions and improvements ... »
  • Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development
    Date: 09/16/2013
    Resource Category: Policy/Memoranda
    This document, released in September 2013, grew out of a Joint Committee of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) that was convened to establish cross-agency guidelines for improving the quality, coherence, and pace of knowledge development in STEM education. In this report, the Joint Committee 1) defines ... »
  • Can Online Learning Communities Achieve the Goals of Traditional Professional Learning Communities? What the Literature Says
    Date: 09/01/2013
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Professional learning communities (PLCs)-teams of educators who meet regularly to exchange ideas, monitor student progress, and identify professional learning needs-reflect a growing interest in promoting professional development that engages teachers and administrators. Increasingly, teachers are able to participate in online and hybrid PLCs in ... »
  • Impact of Museum of Science’s Research Communication Laboratory Program on Research Presentation Skills of Graduate Students
    Date: 02/08/2013
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Learning to design and deliver research information customized for particular audiences is one major goal of the Museum of Science’s Research Communication Laboratory (RCL). Judging of short research presentations by an independent judge revealed that graduate students from MIT’s Center for Excitonics who participated in RCL demonstrated ... »
  • Expanding Evidence Approaches for Learning in a Digital World
    Date: 02/01/2013
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This report combines the views of education researchers, technology developers, educators, and researchers in emerging fields such as educational data mining and technology-supported evidence-centered design to present an expanded view of approaches to evidence. It presents the case for why the transition to digital learning warrants a re- ... »
  • Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology
    Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This report is the National Education Technology Plan (NETP) submitted by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to Congress. It presents five goals with recommendations for states, districts, the federal government, and other stakeholders. Each goal addresses one of the five essential components of learning powered by technology: Learning, ... »
  • Proceedings from the Sustainability Education Summit, September 20-21, 2010
    Date: 09/20/2010
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Report from the U.S. Department of Education's Sustainability Education Summit, September 20-21, 2010, Washington, D.C ... »
  • Educational Research: The Art of Problem Solving
    Date: 05/01/2010
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum contracted RK&A for the 2006-2010 study The Art of Problem Solving (APS). The APS study was the second of two studies funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) grant (the former being the 2003-2005 study Teaching Literacy Through Art) that ... »

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