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.

Titlesort descending Description Type Year
A Program Director’s Guide to Evaluating STEM Education Programs: Lessons Learned from Local, State, and National Initiatives

Written for program directors/manager, educators, and others responsible for developing and implementing STEM programs in schools and community-based organizations, this guide seeks to reduce “evaluation anxiety” for those who are not...

Publication 2013
A Report on the NSF ITEST Convening: Defining an Afterschool Research Agenda

This report's STEM Workforce Development & Afterschool Learning research agenda is intended to inform researchers of critical questions and appropriate strategies to further describe STEM career exploration and pathways experiences in out-of-...

Publication 2010
A Report on the Technological Enhancements Project Evaluation: Deepening Early Learning Experiences through Technology

As part of the Ready to Learn initiative, EDC researchers evaluated Technological Enhancements for the outreach efforts of three producers: Out of the Blue's Super Why! Technology Add-On; Sesame Workshop's The Electric Company School's Initiative...

Publication 2010
A Report on Tribal Language Revitalization in Head Start and Early Head Start

This report presents results from a project commissioned in 2015 by the Office of Head Start to learn about the efforts to support the cultural and linguistic diversity of the families and children in its programs, including language...

Publication 2016
A Review of Conditions and Characteristics Leading to College and Career Readiness in Selected States: An Emphasis on STEM Education

This briefing paper addresses two questions: (1) What state-level policies and implementation strategies are proposed or currently in place that are intended to promote career and college readiness in STEM? (2) What are the critical...

Publication 2011
A State for Excellence: New Jersey Boosts Learning Power with Online Video Resources

New Jersey is using Success at the Core to enhance professional development for teachers. The authors describe the state's experiences with the online...

Publication 2011
A Walk in the Woods: A Home/School Collaboration to Support Young Children’s Science Learning

The Arnold Arboretum is a public “tree museum” that sits on more than 300 acres of parkland in Boston. Like many public parks, the arboretum uses a percentage of its funding to provide nature education for adults and schoolchildren, facilitated...

Publication 2010
Access to Algebra I: The Effects of Online Mathematics for Grade 8 Students

EDC researchers and partner colleagues in the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands set out to learn what would happen if algebra-ready grade 8 students without access to Algebra I were offered it through an online course. Would...

Publication 2011
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
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
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
Adapting Reading Test Items: Decreasing Cognitive Load to Increase Access for Students with Disabilities

This chapter appears in the report Lessons Learned in Federally Funded Projects That Can Improve the Instruction and Assessment of Low Performing Students with Disabilities. The authors describe findings and implications for future...

Publication 2013
Adobe Education Exchange Youth Media Collection

The Youth Media Collection at the Adobe Education Exchange offers resources on facilitating creative media making with young people. Originally created for Adobe Youth Voices (AYV), these resources include the AYV Guide for educators; toolkits,...

Publication 2016
Adobe Youth Essentials Curriculum and Resources

In partnership with the Adobe Foundation, EDC created the Adobe Youth Voices Essentials, a set of open curricula and resources for educators to create breakthrough media-making learning experiences for young people. Based on the best practices of...

Publication 2011
Adobe Youth Voices App

Developed for Adobe by EDC, the AYV Story app provides a close-up view of the experiences of the youth media makers and educators who participated in the Adobe Foundation’s Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) initiative. Throughout AYV’s nine-year...

Publication 2016
Adobe Youth Voices Program Guide

This guide is intended to both orient and support educators in creating, planning, and implementing innovative media projects with young people. The guide offers a road map for these learning experiences and provides educators with planning tools...

Publication 2014
African American Mathematics Teachers as Agents in Their African American Students’ Mathematics Identity Formation

In this article published in Teachers College Record, the authors explore the work of two African American mathematics teachers and offer a framework through which the field might consider the work of all math teachers as they socialize...

Publication 2013
Aligning Classroom-Based Assessment with High-Stakes Tests

Marian Pasquale and Marian Grogan's chapter "Aligning Classroom-Based Assessment with High-Stakes Tests" in the National Science Teacher Association publication Assessing Science Learning: Perspectives from Research and Practice is based...

Publication 2008
An Examination of Performance-based Teacher Evaluation Systems in Five States

This study of performance-based teacher evaluation systems in the five states that had implemented statewide systems as of 2010/11 finds considerable variation among them. However, all five states’ systems include observations, self-assessments,...

Publication 2012
An Examination of Performance-Based Teacher Evaluation Systems in Five States

A combination of research and federal and state interest in measuring teacher effectiveness has galvanized support for reform of teacher evaluation systems. In this study, EDC researchers found considerable variation in the performance-based...

Publication 2012