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
Early Literacy Learning at EDC

This fact sheet provides a brief overview of some of EDC's work to ensure that all young children—and especially young children who live in low-income communities and are members of underrepresented groups—can access high-quality early literacy...

Publication 2016
Research Methods in ITEST

This ITEST Data Brief describes the different research methods used in NSF ITEST-funded projects. Using colorful graphics, the brief looks at

  • project study designs
  • tools projects use to measure outcomes
  • kinds of...
Publication 2016
Accountability in Early Childhood Education

This entry in the 2016 SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education provides an overview of accountability (monitoring, program evaluation, the use of data for continuous quality improvement, and collection of child...

Publication 2016
Guide to the Competency-Based Learning Survey for Students

Many states are beginning to move away from policies that base student advancement on credits and "seat time" toward competency-based learning policies that provide schools with the flexibility to link advancement to a student's mastery of...

Publication 2016
Building State P–3 Systems: Learning from Leading States

The author of this policy report focuses on three case-study states and their experiences implementing prenatal-through-third-grade (P–3) state policies and developing significant grant programs to fund regional and local P–3 partnerships....

Publication 2016
Survey Methods for Educators Series: Analysis and Reporting of Survey Data (Part 3 of 3)

The REL Northeast & Islands at EDC has created a series of three complementary guides that provide an overview of the survey research process designed for educators. The guides address collaborative survey development, sampling respondents,...

Publication 2016
Survey Methods for Educators Series: Sampling Respondents and Survey Administration (Part 2 of 3)

REL Northeast & Islands at EDC has created a series of three complementary guides that provide an overview of the survey research process designed for educators. The guides address collaborative survey development, sampling respondents,...

Publication 2016
Survey Methods for Educators Series: Collaborative Survey Development (Part 1 of 3)

REL Northeast & Islands at EDC has created a series of three complementary guides that provide an overview of the survey research process designed for educators. The guides address collaborative survey development, sampling respondents,...

Publication 2016
Partnership Building As a Broadening Participation Strategy: Helping Researchers and Developers Bridge the Gaps in STEM Education

This brief examines the continued underrepresentation of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds in STEM fields; explains the benefits of collaboration around broadening participation; and...

Publication 2016
Dramatic Change, Persistent Challenges: A Five-Year View of Children’s Educational Media as Resources for Equity

EDC researchers and colleagues from SRI have published a new article in a special commemorative issue of Journal of Children and Media that celebrates the publication’s 10-year anniversary. The article provides a review of the...

Publication 2016
Digital Badges for Professional Development: Teachers’ Perceptions of the Value of a New Credentialing Currency

This chapter discusses findings from a 1-year exploratory study of an online teacher professional development (PD) program, and an accompanying digital badge system. Twenty-nine middle and high school history and social studies teachers from 13...

Publication 2016
Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Environments

As acknowledged in the introduction to this National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, EDC contributed to the report by conducting a landscape study that provided the report Committee with key background on challenges and...

Publication 2016
Sharpening the Focus: State Policy to Promote Effective Teaching that Improves Learning

The BUILD Initiative (BUILD) and The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) support state policymakers with the implementation of early learning and development policies, programs, and practices that improve outcomes for all young...

Publication 2015
Relationship Between School Professional Climate and Teachers’ Satisfaction with the Evaluation Process

This REL Northeast & Islands at EDC study examined associations between teachers’ perceptions of school professional climate and their satisfaction with the evaluation process. Given the...

Publication 2016
Teacher Evaluation and Professional Learning: Lessons from Early Implementation in a Large Urban District

This study, conducted by the REL Northeast & Islands in collaboration with the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance, looked closely at one large...

Publication 2016
Measuring Twenty-First Century Skills: Development and Validation of a Scale for In-service and Pre-service Teachers

In this article, the authors discuss their development and validation of a self-report scale that measures teachers' confidence in teaching students about twenty-first century skills. Sixteen items were created to measure teaching confidence in...

Publication 2016
Visual-Spatial Thinking in Geometry and the Visual Arts

The goal of this study, published in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, was to investigate potential connections between the kind of visual-spatial thinking required in drawing and in geometric reasoning in students...

Publication 2016
The Impact of America’s Largest Classroom on Learning

This report highlights three recent investigations into how PBS content influences learning, the effectiveness of PBS content in improving student achievement, and the readiness of PBS to connect with the next generation of educators and learners...

Publication 2016
Findings from 15 Years of Early Childhood Partnership Research

For over 15 years, EDC has analyzed the impact of partnerships among early childhood education programs on the accessibility and quality of services for young children—particularly children from low-income families. This issue is of great...

Publication 2016
Why a Digital Teacher Guide?

This white paper, one in a series of three, focuses on EDC's National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Electronic Teacher Guide (eTG) project–an initiative to redesign a...

Publication 2016