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.

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

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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
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
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 - 06:44pm
Agreeing to Disagree: Challenges with Ambiguity in Visual Evidence Resource 02/14/2012 - 06:44pm
Agreeing to Disagree: Challenges with Ambiguity in Visual Evidence Resource 02/14/2012 - 06:44pm
Agreeing to Disagree: Challenges with Ambiguity in Visual Evidence Resource 02/14/2012 - 06:44pm
Can Generating Representations Enhance Learning With Dynamic Visualizations? Resource 02/14/2012 - 06:39pm
Can Generating Representations Enhance Learning With Dynamic Visualizations? Resource 02/14/2012 - 06:39pm
Can Generating Representations Enhance Learning With Dynamic Visualizations? Resource 02/14/2012 - 06:39pm
Can Generating Representations Enhance Learning With Dynamic Visualizations? Resource 02/14/2012 - 06:39pm
Using Interactive Technology to Support Students’ Understanding of the Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming Resource 02/14/2012 - 06:35pm
Using Interactive Technology to Support Students’ Understanding of the Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming Resource 02/14/2012 - 06:35pm
Using Interactive Technology to Support Students’ Understanding of the Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming Resource 02/14/2012 - 06:35pm
Using Interactive Technology to Support Students’ Understanding of the Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming Resource 02/14/2012 - 06:35pm
Enhancing the Authenticity of a Web-Based Module for Teaching Simple Inheritance Resource 02/14/2012 - 06:29pm
Enhancing the Authenticity of a Web-Based Module for Teaching Simple Inheritance Resource 02/14/2012 - 06:29pm
Enhancing the Authenticity of a Web-Based Module for Teaching Simple Inheritance Resource 02/14/2012 - 06:29pm
Enhancing the Authenticity of a Web-Based Module for Teaching Simple Inheritance Resource 02/14/2012 - 06:29pm
A Design-based Approach to Fostering Understanding of Global Climate Change Resource 02/14/2012 - 06:24pm