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Beyond the Report:
Interactive Tools for Practice Change
In our schools, a wealth of information is available in just a few keystrokes. To support our schools, educational research and tools for improvement also need to be timely and accessible for school leaders. In this issue of Education Notes, we’re featuring examples of online resources that are designed to help educators improve their daily practice, and education leaders to make systemic changes. And be sure to share this newsletter with your colleagues and follow @SRI_Education on Twitter!
Denise Glyn Borders, President
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Designing Next Gen Science Assessments
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) require all students to engage in the practices of scientists and engineers. Having the right kinds of assessments is critically important. Read our NGSS blog.
Web-Based Math Homework Intervention
SRI evaluated the math intervention ASSISTments, finding positive impacts on students’ math achievement. Read the AERA Open article Online Mathematics Homework Increases Student Achievement.
STEM Teacher Leadership Resources
A new SRI-developed website for the U.S. Department of Education, http://stemteacherleadership.org/, offers answers to Frequently Asked Questionsdeveloped by expert STEM practitioners for each of seven different role types in six key topics related to teacher leadership in STEM.
Community Colleges Launch Degree Programs With Open Educational Resources
To reduce financial burdens on students, the new Open Education Resources (OER) Degree Initiative involves 38 community colleges in the redesign of degree programs using OER in place of proprietary textbooks. SRI Education researchers will evaluate the initiative, including impacts on student outcomes and cost.
Empowering South African Students with Bicycles
SRI evaluated the World Bicycle Relief’s program in South Africa, designed to help rural students get to school more quickly and safely so they can spend less time walking and more time learning. Read the evaluation report.
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