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Nakamoto, Jonathan; Bojorquez, Juan Carlos – WestEd, 2017
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the Pathways to STEM Initiative (PSI) on students and science teachers and to describe the level of PSI implementation. One group of middle schools participated in PSI, which included project-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) coursework; extra-curricular STEM opportunities…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Innovation, Grants, Middle School Students
Nakamoto, Jonathan; Rice, John – WestEd, 2017
This study describes the results of a survey administered to alumni of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's (NFTE) education programs. These programs aim to improve the entrepreneurship knowledge and skills of middle and high school students in under-resourced communities throughout the United States. The study was designed to gather…
Descriptors: Networks, Entrepreneurship, Alumni, Surveys
Nakamoto, Jonathan; Sobolew-Shubin, Sandy; Orland, Martin – WestEd, 2015
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the Arts for Learning (A4L) Lessons Project on the literacy and life skills of students in grades 3, 4, and 5. A4L Lessons is a supplementary literacy curriculum designed to blend the creativity and discipline of the arts with learning science to raise student achievement in reading and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, School Districts, Reading Instruction
Wendt, Staci; Rice, John; Nakamoto, Jonathan – WestEd, 2014
The MIND Research Institute contracted with the Evaluation Research Program at WestEd to conduct an independent assessment of mathematics outcomes in elementary school grades across California that were provided with the ST Math program. Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math is a game-based instructional software designed to boost K-5 and secondary-level…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Software, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Mathematics
McCarthy, Betsy; Michel, Lisa; Tiu, Michelle; Atienza, Sara; Rice, John; Nakamoto, Jonathan; Tafoya, Armando – WestEd, 2011
"The Electric Company" ("TEC") television show won the hearts of children because it made learning fun. Thirty years later, the iconic show has returned with the goal of not only teaching literacy, but also numeracy (the ability to work with and understand numbers) and mathematics vocabulary in a fun, entertaining, and engaging…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Literacy, Phonics, Formative Evaluation