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June 4, 2018

News About Matthew Wicks, Carol Ribeiro, Mark Milliron

Note the press release in the first item – and the “research” that it discusses (which utilizes a methodology that both Connections and Pearson complain about when the result is on the other side).

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New Research on the Efficacy of Connections Academy Virtual Schools for Grades K-12 Reveals…
Part of a larger research commitment by Pearson, the Connections Academy research set out to explore the types of students who attend the online schools and how they perform.The project first unveiled a distinctive set of profiles within the student body of more than 70,000 students across …
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techlearning.com · 20 hours ago
The Virtual High School Announces 2018 College Scholarship Winners
“Our 2018 winners really showed their creative talents in their submissions,” said Carol Ribeiro, President & CEO of VHS. “One common theme this year was students finding and showcasing their passion through VHS courses. Students shared their valuable experiences and the goals they were …
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prnewswire.com · 19 hours ago
Civitas Learning Embeds Actionable Analytics within Advisor Case Management Solution
“Our student support teams now have the time and technical capabilities to not only manage their outreach efficiently, they are able to engage in deeper conversations about specific student’s challenges — and opportunities,” said Kellie Ziemak, Student Services Project Coordinator at St. …
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April 12, 2018

SRI Education’s Work in Disabilities Research | AERA: Don’t Miss Us!

From Monday’s inbox…

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SRI Education News & Notes | APRIL 2018

Shari Golan

In this issue, we highlight some of SRI’s recent work in disabilities research and evaluation. It is estimated that more than 1 in 5 students has a diagnosed or undiagnosed learning disability. SRI’s disabilities research discovers feasible, evidence-based solutions to remove barriers so these students can learn and thrive to their full potential. We’re proud to share with you the difference our work makes for children, families, and educators.

Enjoy,
Shari Golan, President, SRI Education


AERA 2018

Connect with @SRI_Education at #AERA2018

Please check out presentations SRI staff will be making at AERA about STEM & CS education, digital learning, early learning, school & district reform, and supports for students with disabilities and English learners, among other topics! For a list of other upcoming presentations, click here.


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Tackling Common Misconceptions About Autism in New Podcast

The team at STEMiverse recently talked with Jennifer Yu, Director of SRI’s Disabilities Research Program, about her work on postsecondary transitions for students with autism. One interesting finding: students with autism pursuing STEM majors are more likely to complete degrees if they start at community college than if they start in 4-year programs. Listen to the podcast.


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Disabilities Research and Practice Communities Welcome DaSy Center Response to Article Critiquing U.S. Department of Education’s Early Intervention of Child Outcomes Evaluation

SRI’s DaSY Center blog post responding to this recent article has had nearly 1300 hits since it was posted just over a month ago. The piece begins by clarifying that the child outcome measure (in IDEA, the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) is not a program evaluation, but a performance indicator, and just in a larger system.

SRI’s DaSy Center (Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems) supports state agencies that oversee early intervention and preschool special education programs for children with disabilities, birth to age 5. DaSy facilitates learning communities of states to work on linking data across agencies and programs and on creating a culture of data use.


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Targeting Higher-Order Thinking Skills Leads to Better Results in Biology and History for Struggling Teens

SRI researcher Ellen Schiller and Jose Blackorby, of CAST, shared promising results at SREE recently, from an intervention co-designed by researchers, students, and teachers that uses Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The team followed a design-based implementation research process to develop and test curricular units and supports for biology and U.S. history courses. The resulting intervention led to higher achievement on unit tests. A large cluster RCT is now underway to test the efficacy of the approach and better understand how it can help all students.


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At AERA: When Students Are Both English Language Learners and Have a Disability

Lynn Newman will present on school engagement of secondary school English Language Learners with disabilities at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association in New York, on April 14, 12:25-1:55pm ET, Park Central Hotel, Mezzanine Level, Manhattan B Room


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Meet Authors of New Mathematical Argumentation Book at #NCTM2018

Jennifer KnudsenTheresa Lara-Meloy, and Hee-Joon Kim teamed up on a new book on middle-school math argumentation. The book offers research-based practical guidance including activities, games, and lesson-planning tools. Meet the authors and hear about other SRI math education work at NCTM, April 25-28.


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March 11, 2018

Conference Season Has Begun! SRI Education March 2018 Newsletter

From Friday’s inbox…

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MARCH 2018
Shari Golan For over 60 years, SRI has been helping to assess the impact of education programs on student and teacher outcomes with our strong methodological expertise and deep content knowledge in a wide range of topics. This month, we highlight our work in STEM teaching and learning, from family science learning to broadening participation in STEM through inclusive STEM high schools and mentored research experiences. Read on for a report from SREE and previews for NARST and NSTA.

Enjoy,
Shari Golan, President, SRI Education


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Parents Want to Help Their Young Children Learn Science—They’re Just Not Sure How

A new report, What Parents Talk About When They Talk About Learningfrom the Ready to Learn research team, led by EDC and SRI, finds that nearly all parents want to be involved in their young children’s learning, and most get involved daily. But parents are less likely to do science activities than other kinds of learning activities, and they are less likely to feel very confident helping children learn science as compared to other subjects. This report looks at what educators, parent advocates, media producers, and researchers can do to help.


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Findings About Adoption and Implementation of Effective Research-Based Practice at SREE

SRI’s tradition of attention to assessment, implementation, and impacts stood out at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)this year, where the theme was “The Evidence Behind Evidence Use: When Does Education Research Inform Practice?”

SRI’s Haiwen Wang shared findings from the iSTEM project, a longitudinal effectiveness study of inclusive STEM high schools—schools that seeks to broaden participation in STEM academic and pathways. Wang and Kaily Yee also shared promising gains in mathematics and reading in a summer school program.

Ellen SchillerKathryn Morrison &#38 Tejaswini Tiruke, together with partners from CAST and the University of Kansas, presented on the Use of Design-Based Implementation Research to Redesign Secondary Courses to Improve Higher Order Thinking and Content Learning in Biology and US History for Underperforming Adolescents.

Mingyu Feng represented the ASSISTments team to share findings from an efficacy study of an integrated digital curriculum in elementary mathematics.


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Improving NGSS Implementation and Informal Learning at NARST

Christopher HarrisKevin McElhaney, and Nonye Alozie will showcase a range of work from the Next Generation Science Assessment (NGSA) project at the upcoming NARST conference in Atlanta, March 10-13. The work addresses the design of tasks and rubrics to align with NGSS performance expectations, results of a large-scale empirical validation study on the tasks, and how teachers use tasks in their classrooms to promote equitable, 3-dimensional science instruction and gauge their students’ progress toward NGSS performance expectations.

SRI will also share work focused on informal STEM learning. Kea Anderson will present findings from a descriptive study of media use in aquariums and identify opportunities for further research, drawing from studies completed for the Jim Henson Company and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with partner Digital Promise.

Tim Podkul will join forces with the American Museum of Natural History’s Rachel Chaffee to discuss using communities of practice and social network theory to examine student-mentor relationships and other factors that influence the STEM pathways of participants in an intensive out-of-school-time science research experience at one of 18 STEM institutions in New York City.


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More Science Learning at NSTA: Promoting Equity and Student Talk

Stick around in Atlanta for two teacher workshops at NSTAMarch 15-18Workshop 1: Nonye Alozie we will guide teachers in promoting equity in science learning through the use of SRI-developed 3-dimensional, NGSS-aligned physical and life science tasks during instruction. Workshop 2: Nonye Alozie will demonstrate how teachers can use discourse moves that promote collaborative problem-solving based on evidence from SRI’s Speech Based Learning Analytics project.


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April 27, 2017

SRI Education: Don’t miss us at AERA!

More AERA news on this first day of the annual meeting.

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Don’t miss us at AERA 2017!
SRI Education’s researchers are presenting in more than 20 sessions at this year’s AERA.

We’re presenting the topics you won’t want to miss:

  • Key Issues in Validity Research
  • Efficacy of an Online Mathematics Homework Intervention
  • Integrating Computational Thinking Across Curricular Domains
  • And much more
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Stay Connected Click here to go to the SRI Facebook page. Click here to go to the SRI Education Twitter page Click here to go to the SRI YouTube page. Click here to go to the SRI LinkedIn page. Click here to go to the SRI Google+ page.

SRI Education is tackling the most complex issues in education to help students succeed. We work with federal and state agencies, school districts, major foundations, nonprofit organizations, and international and commercial clients to assess learning gains, use technology for educational innovation, and address risk factors that impede learning.

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April 14, 2017

April 2017: SRI @ AERA | Linked Learning | Cyberlearning | STEAM

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Evidence in Bloom

April brings spring holidays, warmer weather, and a profusion of research presentations! In this edition of SRI Education Notes, you’ll find information about all the findings we are presenting at this month’s AERA Annual Meeting, plus more detailed information about our work on digital learning environments, linked learning, making and STEAM, and more. Across the articles in this newsletter, you’ll see how SRI is at the forefront of translating evidence to improvement.
Enjoy,
Denise Glyn Borders, President, SRI Education

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Knowledge to Action, SRI Style

Don’t miss our researchers’ presentations at this year’s AERA meeting—from “Key Issues in Validity Research” to “Integrating Computational Thinking Across Curricular Domains”. Check out the full list of SRI Education AERA presentations.

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International ECD Collaborations

SRI and A4L researchers worked with international scholars students to develop a white paper series documenting ECD approaches for measuring constructs in digital learning environments.Measurement in Digital Environments | White Paper Series.

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Transforming High School by Creating Career Pathways

In our new brief, we examine five groups of students frequently underserved by traditional schools to understand Linked Learning’s impact on access and equity.


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Cyberlearning 2017: What’s Next? Making Connections to Shape the Future

Leading researchers along with students, educators, designers, and industry experts will work together for two days at Cyberlearning 2017 to accelerate the community’s collective work and impact. Participate virtually—sign up for the webcast. #NSFCL17

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Online Mathematics Homework Increases Student Achievement One of Most Read Education Research Articles of 2016!

Our researchers found that an online homework tool with teacher training improved math learning among seventh-grade students. Online Mathematics Homework Increases Student Achievement explores the use of the ASSISTments intervention.

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Making and STEAM Go Together

SRI Education partnered with HP to design STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)-based maker activities for use with the Sprout Pro All In One Computer by HP. The resulting STEAM Handbook contains more than a dozen projects for K-12 students on specific STEAM concepts.

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What is Cyberlearning?

Jeremy Roschelle and CTL-Alum Vera Michalchik have published an encyclopedia entry on the new field of Cyberlearning, a movement to realize the transformative potential of learning technology by focusing on advanced scientific understanding of how people learn. Read the new entry.


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