Savitha Moorthy


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Education Researcher
About Me (Bio): 
I am an education researcher at SRI’s Center for Technology in Learning. My professional interests include language and literacy, science education (primarily the practices of explanation and argumentation), technology in education, and formative assessment. I presently contribute to a range of research and evaluation projects at CTL, including the Joint Engagement with Media project that is part of the Learning in Informal and Formal Environments (LIFE) Center, the Contingent Pedagogies project, and the Evaluation of Project-Based Inquiry Science.
SRI International

SRI International developed a formative assessment intervention that integrates classroom network technologies and contingent curriculum activities to help middle school teachers adjust instruction to improve student learning of Earth science concepts. The intervention was tested as part of a quasi-experimental study within an urban school district in Colorado that includes ethnically and economically diverse student populations. Findings indicate significant student learning gains for students in implementation classes as compared to students in comparison classes.

Digital Promise

This study will investigate the integration of science with mathematics and engineering and develop resources that provide preschool children with integrated STEM learning experiences. The study will also investigate the connection between home and school learning and will develop resources that strengthen children's experiences at school and home.