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
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
Achieving Educational Equity and Justice in Career Academies: Challenges and Promising Strategies

Career academies are a model of career and technical education (CTE) that combines academic rigor, instruction that is relevant to students’ lives, and strong relationships between students and adults. Shown to have positive impacts on high...

Publication 2017
Variation Across Hispanic Immigrant Generations in Parent Social Capital, College-Aligned Actions, and Four-Year College Enrollment

This article, published in the American Educational Research Journal, investigates the process of four-year college enrollment among different immigrant generations of Hispanic adolescents. Of particular interest is how parents of Hispanic youth...

Publication 2016
Providing Effective Written Feedback

Co-authored by EDC researchers and staff from the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Office of Human Capital, this article published in Principal Leadership discusses their collaborative work to develop an Evaluative Feedback Rubric to assess...

Publication 2017
Scaling Up Evidence-Based Practices: Strategies from Investing in Innovation (i3)

This brief provides strategies and best practices for successfully scaling up evidence-based programs based on shared reflections from nine U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) grant recipients. The four strategies described...

Publication 2017
New Directions for Educational Media

This 2-page brief presents 8 new directions drawn from the authors' report Reflections on the Ready To Learn...

Publication 2017
Remedial Education and Completing College: Exploring Differences by Credential and Institutional Level

This article, published in The Journal of Higher Education, reports on this study that compared the postsecondary outcomes of students who enrolled in remedial (sometimes called “developmental”) courses in college and their peers who did...

Publication 2016
The Development and Testing of an Instrument to Measure Youth Social Capital in the Domain of Postsecondary Transitions

This research article, published in Youth Society, discusses the development and field testing of an instrument designed to measure youth social capital in the context of postsecondary transitions, This research addresses the need for...

Publication 2016
Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes: Year 4 Evaluation Report

This report to the U.S. Department of Education on the work of EDC and its partners in the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) presents the impact of CEELO’s work in FY 2016. The CEELO initiative “...

Publication 2016
Stories from ITEST: Inspiring Young People to Pursue STEM Careers

This special issue of Journal of Science Education and Technology spotlights findings from the trailblazing STEM education and workforce development efforts of National Science Foundation-funded Innovative Technology Experiences for...

Publication 2016
Contextualized Curriculum for Adult Learners

EDC is working with developmental education and adult basic education faculty, instructors, program leaders and industry advisors from across Massachusetts through a grant from the MCCWDTA to provide and share contextualized curriculum modules...

Publication 2016
Girls Communicating Career Connections

In Summer 2016, the American Library Association selected this website as a "Great Website for Kids." The site presents the Girls Communicating Career Connections (GC3) media series—short...

Publication 2016
Youth Media Stories

This series of 17 features published on the Adobe Education Exchange website spotlights the powerful role that media making can play in the lives of youth around the world. The author provides a vivid, close-up view of the experiences, insights,...

Publication 2016
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
Promising Approaches to Engaging Families in the Mediation of Science and Art Activities with Preschoolers

This brief presents findings on promising practices for family engagement from EDC’s evaluation of PNC Financial Services Group’s Grow Up Great® multi-year, bilingual initiative. Grow Up Great® is designed to help teachers and families prepare...

Publication 2016