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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.

Visit sri.com/education.

© 2017 SRI International. SRI Education is a division of SRI International.

April 14, 2017

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

Also from Wednesday’s inbox…

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SRI Education Notes - April 2017
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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.

Measurement in Digital Environments White paper series

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.


Follow us on Twitter!Looking to stay in the loop regarding the latest in education research? Make sure to follow us on Twitter at @SRI_Education. See below for a sample of our latest tweets.

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SRI Education

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.

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.


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February 7, 2017

ESSA and Evidence | SRI Education Notes | February 2017

From yesterday’s inbox…

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SRI Education Notes - February 2017
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ESSA and Evidence

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) federal education legislation emphasizes the use of evidence-based interventions and charges state and local education agencies with identifying interventions that improve outcomes for students in preschool through 12th grade. This has been the focus of our work for decades! In this issue of Education Notes, we share examples of SRI Education’s work examining the effectiveness and impacts of programs and helping to implement effective practices. Don’t forget to share this newsletter and follow @SRI_Education on Twitter!
Enjoy,
Denise Glyn Borders, President

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SRI to Lead REL Appalachia

Under a new five-year contract, we will provide support for more evidence-reliant education systems in KY, TN, VA, and WV that make an impact on student learning.

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Evaluating Health Career Pathways in California

States and districts are looking to develop effective career readiness programs. We are working with Alameda Health System to assess its workforce development initiative.

Disrupting the Preschool to Prison Pipeline

Preventing Early Childhood Suspensions and Expulsions

Our interactive guide for early childhood program leaders provides recommendedations to prevent the suspension and expulsion of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Support success for all children.


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State-Specific Accountability

See how Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs are being evaluated in some states; SRI is the evaluator for the state of Washington.

College Students

SRI Leads Panels at 2017 Linked Learning Alliance Convention

SRI researchers are facilitating multiple panels with district partners to highlight findings from the California Linked Learning District Initiative year seven report.

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Can a Summer Program Increase Minority Male Students’ Interest in STEM Careers?

SRI Education researchers, with support from the Verizon Foundation, developed a research brief designed to understand the experiences of participants in the Verizon Innovative Learning Minority Male (VIL MM) program.


Follow us on Twitter!Looking to stay in the loop regarding the latest news you can use in education research? Make sure to follow us on Twitter at @SRI_Education! See below for a sample of our latest tweets.

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SRI Education

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.

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.


© 2017 SRI International. SRI Education is a division of SRI International. SRI International is a registered trademark and SRI Education is a trademark of SRI International. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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December 24, 2016

Happy Holidays from SRI Education

From the inbox…

Happy Holidays from SRI Education
Wishing you a joyful holiday season and
a healthy and prosperous new year.
SRI Education

November 16, 2016

November 2016: Beyond the Report: Interactive Tools for Practice Change

A final item from Tuesday’s inbox…

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SRI Education Notes - November 2016
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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!
Enjoy,
Denise Glyn Borders, President

Data Visualization Toolkit

New Resource on
Data Visualization

SRI’s DaSy Center released a new data visualization toolkitwith tools, resources, and tips for presenting data effectively, on topics such as infographics and interactive displays.

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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.

Student working on homework

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 Teachers

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.

College Students

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.

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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.


Follow @SRI_Education for the latest in education research!

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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.

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.

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