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Goldsmith, Lynn T.; Stanton, Jim; Harunani, Farzeen – Education Development Center, Inc., 2020
This report explores Massachusetts' progress toward achieving equity in computer science (CS) education. The authors examine 12 years of Advanced Placement CS data, identifying both successes and ongoing challenges to equitable CS education in the Commonwealth. The authors also raise questions to help inform future decision-making and…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Advanced Placement, Gender Differences, Racial Differences
Goldsmith, Lynn T.; Stanton, Jim; Reider, David – Education Development Center, Inc., 2020
This report presents results of Education Development Center's (EDC) "Building State Capacity for Leadership in K-12 Computer Science Education Summit." The Summit addressed the need for more strategic and systemic approaches to computer science (CS) education. The Summit was organized around four "pillars" -- key areas…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Leadership, Elementary Secondary Education, Computer Science Education
Christensen, Claire; Hoisington, Cindy; Vahey, Phil; Hupert, Naomi; Pasnik, Shelley – Education Development Center, Inc., 2019
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and SRI International conducted an independent study of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) KIDS "Play & Learn Science" app, which includes in-app and direct hands-on science explorations for children ages 3 to 6 and their parents. This study explored the impact of the PBS KIDS "Play…
Descriptors: Play, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Young Children
Grindal, Todd; Silander, Megan; Gerard, Sarah; Maxon, Tiffany; Garcia, Elisa; Hupert, Naomi; Vahey, Phil; Pasnik, Shelley – Education Development Center, Inc., 2019
This study's goal was to understand the extent to which providing access to media resources focused on critical science and engineering concepts can help children living in low-income households learn. The resources examined were from the PBS KIDS multi-platform property "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!" Researchers found that…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Educational Television, Childrens Literature, Video Games
Jacobson, David – Education Development Center, Inc., 2019
This study examines "First 10 Schools and Communities"--coordinated efforts to improve teaching, learning, and care during the first decade of children's lives. First 10 initiatives take two basic forms. First 10 School Hubs are anchored by a single elementary school, which provides direct support to families and collaborates with nearby…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Educational Improvement, Young Children
Cerrone, Michelle; Lees, Kristin; Pasnik, Shelley – Education Development Center, Inc., 2019
This report presents findings from a yearlong investigation of the Apple and ConnectED initiative in 10 preschool classrooms. The goal of this work was to document and describe technology integration in the context of well-supported, child-centered early learning settings. By working with a small set of exemplary preschool programs, we present a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Preschool Education
Broadstone, Meghan; Schilder, Diane – Education Development Center, Inc., 2019
In this brief, the authors examine potential differences between child care providers engaged in formal collaborations organized through state-level initiatives versus informal collaborations that are self-directed. The brief presents findings from an EDC study on child care collaboration conducted in Maryland and Vermont. In previous research,…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Caregivers, Agency Cooperation, Early Childhood Education
King, Cheryl L. – Education Development Center, Inc., 2018
This 10th edition toolkit was developed for use in states and districts taking part in Wallace Foundation-funded efforts to improve school leadership. It includes rubrics on candidate admissions, course content, pedagogy-andragogy, clinical practice, performance assessment, and graduate performance outcomes, and was designed to help principal…
Descriptors: Principals, Management Development, Program Development, Program Evaluation
Silander, Megan; Grindal, Todd; Hupert, Naomi; Garcia, Elisa; Anderson, Kea; Vahey, Philip; Pasnik, Shelley – Education Development Center, Inc., 2018
This report presents the results of a first-of-its-kind national survey of parents, who were asked about the types of early science educational activities they do with their young children. It also includes a follow-up qualitative study, focused on low-income families, which sought to illuminate parents' survey responses. The purpose of the study…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Parent Surveys, Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers
Shakman, Karen; Foster, Brandon; Khanani, Noman; Marcus, Jill; Cox, Josh – Education Development Center, Inc., 2018
Student-centered learning encompasses four overlapping and complementary principles (JFF, 2014): competency-based progression, personalization, flexibility in where and when learning takes place, and facilitation of key skills and dispositions such as agency and ownership. To date, few studies have attempted to quantitatively characterize…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Student Centered Learning, Learner Engagement, Outcomes of Education
Powell, A.; Nielsen, N.; Butler, M.; Buxton, C.; Johnson, O.; Ketterlin-Geller, L.; Stiles, J.; McCulloch, C. – Education Development Center, Inc., 2018
The National Science Foundation's (NSF's) mission of broadening opportunities for and expanding participation of groups, institutions, and geographic regions that are underrepresented in STEM disciplines is essential to the health and vitality of STEM endeavors and professions. Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) and other programs in NSF's…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Access to Education, Educational Research, Educational Theories
Levy, Abigail Jurist; Fields, Erica; DeLisi, Jacqueline; Winfield, Lukas; Louie, Josephine; Fitzhugh, Ginger – Education Development Center, Inc., 2018
On June 25 and 26, 2018, 211 STEM education leaders, 176 of whom were representatives from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and several tribal territories, gathered in Washington, D.C. for the first State-Federal STEM Summit. On Day 2 of the Summit, these…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Strategic Planning, Educational Planning, Outcomes of Education
Fabillar, Eliza – Education Development Center, Inc., 2018
Education Development Center's (EDC) systemic equity review framework helps education leaders take a deeper look at inequities in order to understand the complex systems that affect student performance. While equity audits have historically played a role in curriculum assessments and state accountability systems, achievement gaps by race and class…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Achievement Gap, Public Schools, Audits (Verification)
Parker, Caroline E.; Schillaci, Rebecca – Education Development Center, Inc., 2018
This report is an evaluation of the i3 development grant Think College Transition (TCT), an inclusive dual enrollment transition model to improve achievement and post-school outcomes for students with intellectual disabilities or autism (ID/A). The model offers an innovative approach to transition services for students with intellectual…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Transitional Programs, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability
Pasnik, S.; Llorente, C.; Hupert, N.; Moorthy, S. – Education Development Center, Inc., 2017
This 2-page brief presents 8 new directions drawn from the authors' report "Reflections on the Ready To Learn Initiative, 2010 to 2015" that educational media producers can take to better foster all children's school readiness and success. Since 2006, EDC and SRI have worked together on a series of efficacy studies and evaluations of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, School Readiness, Young Children
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