Resource Library

EDC’s Learning and Teaching Division produces resources in the form of reports, books, Web-based tools, and multimedia for stakeholders across the education continuum. Some of these resources are developed exclusively by EDC while others are the result of collaborations with federal and state government, universities, foundations, and other funders.

Title Description Type Year
5 Ways That Playing Games Helps Children Learn Math

Designed for early childhood teachers and families, this 1-pager describes five ways that playing games supports children in learning important mathematics ideas in fun ways, as well as promoting children's school readiness and success. The...

Publication 2017
Computer Science for All...Teachers

In this blog post published on the R+P Collaboratory website, EDC's June Mark discusses the importance of providing intensive, effective professional development to all educators who are charged with teaching computer science classes. Noting that...

Publication 2017
CS Ed: Preparing Informed Decision-Makers and Innovators

In this blog post on the American Youth Policy Forum website, EDC's Jim Stanton discusses why computer science education is so important for all students--not just a few--as key preparation for our increasingly wired world and workplaces. Jim...

Publication 2017
Computational Thinking Skills from a Dispositions Perspective

This Google blog co-authored by Joyce Malyn-Smith explores the relationship between computational thinking as a problem solving model in K-12 computer science education, and the dispositions or habits of mind that it can build in students of all...

Publication 2017
Review of the Books Some Applications of Geometric Thinking and Moving Things Around

Published in The College Mathematics Journal, this review by Thomas Dick of Oregon State University has high praise for the books Some Applications of Geometric Thinking...

Publication 2017
Investigating Student Exposure to Competency-based Education

Using data from 600 students in grades 9-12 and confirmatory factor analytic techniques, this report, published in Education Policy Analysis Archives, shows initial reliability and validity results from...

Publication 2017
Arguing for Computer Science in the School Curriculum

This article, published in the Journal of Educational Technology and Society, discusses how computer science has been a discipline for some years, and its position in the school curriculum...

Publication 2016
A K-6 Computational Thinking Curriculum Framework: Implications for Teacher Knowledge

Co-authored by EDC's Joyce Malyn-Smith, this article addresses the challenges of adding computer science as a separate school subject to the core K-6 curriculum. Two challenges discussed include : (1) the design of the curriculum based on a...

Publication 2016
Workforce Education Models for K-12 STEM Education Programs: Reflections on, and Implications for, the NSF ITEST Program

This article, published in the Journal of Science Education and Technology,  proposes a STEM workforce education logic model, tailored to the particular context of the National Science...

Publication 2016
Engineering for Every K–12 Student: A Landscape Analysis of K–12 Engineering Education in the Greater Boston Region

This landscape study, funded by the National Science Foundation and developed collaboratively by EDC and Tufts University, takes a look at the state of K–12 engineering education in the Greater Boston region. Through targeted interviews with and...

Publication 2016
iDESIGN: Designing and Implementing a Culturally Relevant Game-Based Curriculum

EDC's Jim Diamond co-authored chapter 10 ("iDESIGN: Designing and Implementing a Culturally Relevant Game-Based Curriculum") of the book Culture, Learning, and Technology: Research and Practice. Published by Routledge, Culture,...

Publication 2017
The Role of Parent Social Capital and College-Aligned Action

Published in Teachers College Record, this article focuses on a nationally representative sample of Hispanic and White 10th graders in 2002 who completed high school expecting to complete a bachelor’s degree. The author examines whether...

Publication 2017
When Do Students in Low-SES Schools Perform Better-Than-Expected on a High-Stakes Test

This empirical study, published in Urban Education, analyzed data from 638 teachers and 11,800 students in low-socioeconomic status (SES) urban schools (and schools with urban characteristics) exploring associations of school, teacher,...

Publication 2016
Home Language Survey Data Quality Self-Assessment

EDC's Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands worked with state and district practitioners to develop the Home Language Survey Data Quality Self-Assessment Tool. This 15-minute self-assessment is designed for use by state...

Publication 2017
Graduation Outcomes of Students who Entered New York City Public Schools in Grade 5 or 6 as English Language Learners
This study describes high school graduation outcomes for students who entered New York City schools in grade 5 or 6 as English learner students. It uses longitudinal administrative data from New York City public schools for 2003/04 through 2012...
Publication 2017
Dimensions of Dosage: Evaluation Brief for TIF Grantees

This brief provides Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grantees with an overview of dosage and the importance of carefully measuring dosage when determining the outcomes of an intervention. Dosage refers to the quantity or amount of an intervention,...

Publication 2016
A Primer for Continuous Improvement in Schools and Districts

This brief orients educational practitioners to the continuous improvement process and how it can work in educational settings. The brief provides an overview and includes references and resources that school and district leaders may find helpful...

Publication 2017
A Guide to Calculating District Expenditure-to-Performance Ratios using Publicly Available Data

This guide shows how states and districts can use publicly available data on district expenditures and student academic performance to calculate six district-level expenditure-to performance ratios. The guide is based on a separate...

Publication 2017
Foundations of Science Literacy

This study, published in Early Education and Development,  presents the results of efficacy research on Foundations of Science Literacy (FSL), a comprehensive...

Publication 2017
Caught in the Balance: An Organizational Analysis of Science Teaching in Schools With Elementary Science Specialists

Elementary schools are under increasing pressure to teach science and teach it well; yet, research documents that classroom teachers must overcome numerous personal and school-based challenges to teach science effectively at this level, such as...

Publication 2016