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Project | Validity Evidence for Measurement in Mathematics Education (V-M2ED) (Collaborative Research: Krupa)
The purpose of this project is to fully explore the mathematics education literature to synthesize what validity evidence is available for quantitative assessments in mathematics education.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Students and Teachers Learning from Nature: Studying Biologically Inspired Design in High School Engineering Education
In this project, high school engineering teachers will spend five weeks in a research lab devoted to biologically-inspired design, as they partner with cutting-edge engineers and scientists to study animal features and behavior and their applications to engineering designs. After this lab experience, the high school teachers will receive three six- to ten-week curricular units, tailored for tenth...
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Developing and Investigating Unscripted Mathematics Videos
This project will use an alternative model for online videos to develop video units that feature the unscripted dialogue of pairs of students. The project team will create a repository of 6 dialogic mathematics video units that target important Algebra 1 and 2 topics for high school and upper middle school students, though the approach can be applied to any STEM topic, for any age level.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Strengthening Middle School Mathematical Argumentation through Teacher Coaching: Bridging from Professional Development to Classroom Practice
This project is a professional learning experience for middle school teachers to support them in developing five mathematical practices in their teaching focused on mathematical argumentation - creating mathematical arguments, using appropriate tools strategically, looking for and make use of structure, attending to precision, and looking for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Teaching Students to Reason about Variation and Covariation in Data: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Find Out?
The purpose of this project is to gather, analyze, and synthesize mathematics and science education research studies published from 1988 to the present that have investigated different approaches to supporting students in grades 6-14 in learning to analyze, interpret, and reason about data.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Developing the Science Comprehensive Online Learning Platform for Rural School Science Teacher Development
This project will develop, evaluate, and compare the effectiveness of newly-designed online learning platform with traditional face-to-face PD in supporting rural high school science teachers' implementation of an existing biology curriculum aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Project | Invigorating Statistics Teacher Education Through Professional Online Learning (InSTEP)
This project seeks to strengthen the teaching of statistics and data science in grades 6-12 through the design and implementation of an online professional learning environment for teachers. The professional learning environment aims to support in-service teachers in developing stronger content knowledge related to statistics, and knowledge of how to effectively teach statistics in their...
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Project | Science Learning through Embodied Performances in Elementary and Middle School
This project's approach uses two types of embodied performances: experiential performances that engage learners in using their bodies to physically experience scientific phenomena (e.g., the increase of heart rate during exercise), and dramatic performances where learners act out science ideas (e.g., the sources and impact of air pollution) with gestures, body movement, dances, role-plays, or...
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Project | Learning Trajectories as a Complete Early Mathematics Intervention: Achieving Efficacies of Economies at Scale
The purpose of this project is to test the efficacy of the Learning and Teaching with Learning Trajectories (LT2) program with the goal of improving mathematics teaching and thereby increasing young students' math learning. LT2 is a professional development tool and a curriculum resource intended for teachers to be used to support early math instruction and includes the mathematical learning goal...
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Project | Developing and Validating Early Assessments of College Readiness: Differential Effects for Underrepresented Groups, Optimal Timing of Assessments, and STEM-Specific Indicators
This purpose of this project is to develop and validate a range of assessments with a focus on academic preparedness for higher education. The team will explore relevant qualities of assessments such as their differential predictive validity to ensure they are appropriate for underrepresented groups, the optimal grade level to begin assessing readiness, and measures that are most appropriate for...
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Project | Case Studies of a Suite of Next Generation Science Instructional, Assessment, and Professional Development Materials in Diverse Middle School Settings
This project addresses a gap between vision and implementation of state science standards by designing a coordinated suite of instructional, assessment and teacher professional learning materials that attempt to enact the vision behind the Next Generation Science Standards. The study focuses on using state-of-the-art technology to create an 8-week long, immersive, life science field experience...
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Project | Streams of Data: Nurturing Data Literacy in Young Science Learners (Collaborative Research: Robeck)
This project will develop an approach to support fourth grade students' data literacy with complex, large-scale, professionally collected data sets. The work will focus on analytical thinking as a subset of data literacy, specifically evaluating and interpreting data. The project will teach students about working with geoscience data, which connect to observable, familiar aspects of the natural...
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Project | Streams of Data: Nurturing Data Literacy in Young Science Learners (Collaborative Research: Kochevar)
This project will develop an approach to support fourth grade students' data literacy with complex, large-scale, professionally collected data sets. The work will focus on analytical thinking as a subset of data literacy, specifically evaluating and interpreting data. The project will teach students about working with geoscience data, which connect to observable, familiar aspects of the natural...
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Project | Developing an Online Game to Teach Middle School Students Science Research Practices in the Life Sciences Collaborative Research: Metcalf)
This project will develop and research AquaLab 9, an online video game to engage middle school students in learning science research practices in life sciences content. By engaging in science research practices, students will develop intellectual skills that link directly to many state academic standards and are important for developing STEM literacy and pursuing STEM career pathways.
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Project | Developing an Online Game to Teach Middle School Students Science Research Practices in the Life Sciences (Collaborative Research: Baker)
This project will develop and research AquaLab 9, an online video game to engage middle school students in learning science research practices in life sciences content. By engaging in science research practices, students will develop intellectual skills that link directly to many state academic standards and are important for developing STEM literacy and pursuing STEM career pathways.
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Project | Developing an Online Game to Teach Middle School Students Science Research Practices in the Life Sciences (Collaborative Research: Gagnon)
This project will develop and research AquaLab 9, an online video game to engage middle school students in learning science research practices in life sciences content. By engaging in science research practices, students will develop intellectual skills that link directly to many state academic standards and are important for developing STEM literacy and pursuing STEM career pathways.
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Project | Aligning the Science Teacher Education Pathway: A Networked Improvement Community
This project will study the activities of a Networked Improvement Community (NIC) as a vehicle to bridge gaps across four identified steps along the science teacher training and development pathways within local contexts of 8 participating universities. The overarching goal of the project is to strengthen the capacity of universities and school districts to reliably produce teachers of science...
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Project | Reasoning Language for Teaching Secondary Algebra
This project proposes to study the teaching and learning of algebra in grades 7-9, with a specific focus on the ways in which classroom language explicitly describes properties of and relationships among algebraic objects. The project seeks to investigate the bi-directional relationship between reasoning-rich algebraic discourse and the mathematical meanings students hold for core algebraic...
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Project | Building a Teacher Knowledge Base for the Implementation of High-Quality Instructional Resources through the Collaborative Investigation of Video Cases (Collaborative Research: Murray)
This project will address the pressing national need to generate shared, practice-based knowledge about how to implement freely available, high-quality instructional resources (mathematics formative assessment lessons) that have been shown to produce significant gains in student learning outcomes. It will expand a professional development model (Analyzing Instruction in Mathematics using the...
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Project | Building a Teacher Knowledge Base for the Implementation of High-Quality Instructional Resources through the Collaborative Investigation of Video Cases (Collaborative Research: Jabon)
This project will address the pressing national need to generate shared, practice-based knowledge about how to implement freely available, high-quality instructional resources (mathematics formative assessment lessons) that have been shown to produce significant gains in student learning outcomes. It will expand a professional development model (Analyzing Instruction in Mathematics using the...
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Organization | DePaul University
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Project | Building a Teacher Knowledge Base for the Implementation of High-Quality Instructional Resources through the Collaborative Investigation of Video Cases (Collaborative Research: Wilson)
This project will address the pressing national need to generate shared, practice-based knowledge about how to implement freely available, high-quality instructional resources (mathematics formative assessment lessons) that have been shown to produce significant gains in student learning outcomes. It will expand a professional development model (Analyzing Instruction in Mathematics using the...
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Early Career News | Former CADRE Fellow Selected as 2019 Campus Life Scholar
Brianna Tomlinson (2017-18 CADRE Fellow) was awarded Georgia Tech's Campus Life and Community at Tech Scholarship, which seeks to recognize and reward students who have positively impacted the university community through their leadership, scholarship, and service.
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Early Career News | CADRE Fellow Awarded Dissertation Fellowship
Courtney Benjamin (2018-19 CADRE Fellow) was recently awarded the Graduate School Dissertation Year Fellowship from Washington State University. Her research looks at intersectional aspects of gender, race, and social class, with an emphasis oncritical inquiry and discourse analyses of STEM participation at the K-12 and higher education levels.
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Early Career News | A Multimodal Physics Simulation: Design and Evaluation with Diverse Learners
Brianna Tomlinson (2017-18 CADRE Fellow), Prakriti Kaini, Lynne Harden, Bruce Walker, and Emily Moore presented this paper at the 34th Annual Assistive Technology Conference in San Diego, CA.
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Early Career News | Philadelphia School Surveys
Jonathan Vitale (2014-15 CADRE Fellow) created this website to display the results of Philadelphia school surveys that were designed to capture feedback from the school community on five key topics related to school improvement—climate, instruction, leadership, professional capacity, and parent/guardian-community ties.
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Resource | Coordinating between Graphs and Science Concepts: Density and Buoyancy
Graphs illustrating complex scientific relationships require students to integrate multiple concepts and visual features into a coherent understanding. We investigate ways to support students in integrating their understanding of density concepts through a graph that is linked to a simulation depicting the relationship between mass, volume, and density. We randomly assigned 325 8th-grade students...
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Early Career News | Coordinating between Graphs and Science Concepts: Density and Buoyancy
Jonathan Vitale (2014-15 CADRE Fellow) published this Cognition and Instruction article with co-authors Lauren Applebaum and Marcia Linn.
Posted: Tuesday, August 06

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