Cumulative Learning using Embedded Assessment Results (CLEAR)

This project focuses on the challenge of using assessment of relevant STEM content to improve K-12 teaching and learning. CLEAR takes advantage of new technologies and research findings to investigate ways that science assessments can both capture and contribute to cumulative, integrated learning of standards-based concepts in middle school courses. The project will research new forms of assessment that document students' accumulation of knowledge and also serve as learning events.

Award Number: 
0822388
Funding Period: 
September 15, 2008 to August 31, 2012
Project Evaluator: 
Paul Holland
Full Description: 

The CLEAR project takes advantage of new technologies and research findings to investigate ways that science assessments can both capture and contribute to cumulative, integrated learning of standards-based concepts in middle school courses.

Our research investigates how instructional activities can help middle school students develop a cumulative, integrated understanding of energy. Energy is a unifying scientific concept that has been shown to be difficult to learn due to its complexity and abstract nature.

Project Materials

Title Type Post date
Integrating Innovative Technologies in Inquiry Science: Professional Development for Teachers and the Impacts on Teacher and Student Learning (Dorsey, Linn, Ryoo, Gerard) Resource 10/15/2012 - 10:13am
Agreeing to Disagree: Challenges with Ambiguity in Visual Evidence Resource 02/14/2012 - 6:44pm
Can Generating Representations Enhance Learning With Dynamic Visualizations? Resource 02/14/2012 - 6:39pm
Using Interactive Technology to Support Students’ Understanding of the Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming Resource 02/14/2012 - 6:35pm
Enhancing the Authenticity of a Web-Based Module for Teaching Simple Inheritance Resource 02/14/2012 - 6:29pm
A Design-based Approach to Fostering Understanding of Global Climate Change Resource 02/14/2012 - 6:24pm
A Technology-Enhanced Unit of Modeling Static Electricity: Integrating scientific explanations and everyday observations Resource 02/14/2012 - 6:19pm
Collaboration as Scaffolding to Learn from Dynamic, Interactive Scientific Visualizations Resource 02/14/2012 - 6:13pm
School Principals’ Influence on Science Teachers’ Technology Implementation: A Retrospective Analysis Resource 02/14/2012 - 6:04pm
Investigations of a Complex, Realistic Task: Intentional, Unsystematic, and Exhaustive Experimenters Resource 02/14/2012 - 5:58pm
Measuring Knowledge Integration: Validation of Four-Year Assessments Resource 02/14/2012 - 5:51pm
An Investigation of Explanation Multiple-Choice Items in Science Assessment Resource 02/14/2012 - 5:47pm
Combining Learning and Assessment to Improve Science Education Resource 02/14/2012 - 5:42pm
College Students’ Temporal-Magnitude Recognition Ability Associated With Durations of Scientific Changes Resource 02/14/2012 - 5:38pm
Teaching to design educational technologies Resource 02/14/2012 - 5:33pm
Bridging Multiple Expertise in Collaborative Design for Technology-Enhanced Learning Resource 02/14/2012 - 5:22pm
Researching design practices and design cognition: contexts, experiences and pedagogical knowledge-in-pieces. Resource 02/14/2012 - 5:14pm
Professional Development for Technology- Enhanced Inquiry Science Resource 02/14/2012 - 5:06pm
Teaching with Visualizations: A Comparison Study Resource 02/14/2012 - 4:59pm
Taking Educational Games to the Afterschool: Teens and Researchers on a Quest in Collaborative Design-Based Research Resource 02/14/2012 - 4:53pm

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