We target questions of importance to practitioners and education leaders, and communicate our findings to build knowledge that directly informs and supports those working to improve education.
We are committed to developing knowledge about, and a common language for, STEM education and STEM schools. This research strand seeks to describe the essential components of inclusive STEM school models, measure component implementation, and examine relationships between components and achievement. Through this work, we aim to help leaders who are creating STEM schools and to contribute to the growing body of research on STEM schools nationwide.
Measuring Implementation, Spread, and Sustainability of Innovations
Our research on measuring implementation, spread, and sustainability of educational innovations focuses on empirically understanding how, why, and to what extent educational innovations are effective and the factors that affect innovation use and endurance. We believe that lasting change depends not only on what is enacted, but why innovations are used in particular ways.
More about Implementation Research
Computer Science Education
Our computer science (CS) work supports the CS education community’s efforts to spread CS education opportunities to all learners. Our work has focused on clearly describing the status of CS education in the country and supports and barriers to implementing CS education on a large scale as well as evaluating computer science camps, after school programs, and large implementation efforts.
Our research work is supported in great part by grants from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education.