Research and Evaluation

How to Engage with School Partners? Tips for Researchers from One Project In Maine

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Karen Shakman, a lead researcher for the REL Northeast and Islands, and evaluator on several projects, specializes in advancing the field's knowledge of educator effectiveness systems and illuminating barriers and facilitators to sustaining K-12 education reforms. She brings significant expertise in collaborative research and works to deepen practitioners' understanding of program evaluation, research design, and data analysis. Karen is also the co-director of the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative, funded by the Nellie Mae Foundation. In this post, originally published on the Students at the Center blog, Karen highlights discoveries from the study “Toward an empirically grounded understanding of student-centered learning implementation: Investigating implementation and outcomes."

Karen Shakman

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EDC Receives Eight New Grants to Enhance, Study STEM Education

Girls Looking Through Magnifying Glass

EDC has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation that will enable the global nonprofit to launch eight new initiatives and continue ongoing work to enhance preK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning and improve outcomes for students. Over the next several years, EDC experts will carry out the following STEM-related R&D, evaluation, technical support, and professional development work:

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Early Childhood Care and Education: A Prudent Investment

Sat, 08/19/2017

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Clare Irwin, Joanna Meyer, Michael Strambler, George Coleman

This article, published on Connecticut by the Numbers, provides a reseached-based perspective on the long-term positive effects of investment in early childhood programs on children's achievement, with a focus on state of Connecticut.

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How We Count English Learners Makes a Difference

Fri, 09/01/2017

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REL Northeast & Islands

EDC's REL Northeast & Islands has published this infographic that depicts high school graduation outcomes from New York City Public Schools for students who were English learner students in grade 5 or 6.

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Planning for High-Quality Evaluation of Professional Development

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10/11/2017
Free Online Event

From 3:00 to 4:30 PM ET, district leaders are invited to participate in a free webinar co-presented by Katrina Bledsoe and Candace Bocala of the REL Northeast and Islands that will build participants’ understanding of how to plan for and execute high-quality program evaluations of educator professional development. Many local education agencies lack the capacity to evaluate their own professional development initiatives.

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A Close-Up Look at the State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning with Technology

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Wendy Martin advances knowledge of how key aspects of education programs influence impact and participant experience. She specializes in leading formative research and collaborative co-design projects that deepen understanding of how to design effective educational technologies and integrate them into educational environments to enhance students' learning. Currently, Wendy is conducting an evaluation of the CS4All initiative in New York City with colleagues at the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. Wendy is also a staff member on the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL) led by SRI and EDC. In this post, she discusses an October 2017 publication, "Cyberlearning Community Report: The State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning with Technology" that she co-edited and co-authored.

Wendy Martin

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A Tale of Kindergarten Readiness Assessments and An Intense Desire to Know

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Camille Lemieux provides technical assistance to three Institute of Education Sciences (IES)-funded regional educational laboratories (RELs): REL Northeast & Islands, REL Appalachia, and REL Midwest. Prior to joining EDC, Camille served as a research fellow for the International Network for Action Research in Education. As an undergraduate research assistant at Lake Forest College, she worked on projects concerning comparative and international education policy. She also conducted classroom-based research in The Ohio State University’s Summer Research Opportunities Program, and collected data for a Lake Forest College Digital Chicago project that explored the link between housing discrimination policies and education inequalities. In this blog post, Camille describes how her experience conducting research for Digital Chicago led her to track down an oft-quoted, yet elusive statistic on the number of states with Kindergarten Readiness Assessments. In addition to sharing her findings, she encourages fellow researchers to think about how they can make their findings most useful to the public, including creating online resources that can be updated quickly.

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Quick-Click Tour: EDC's New Resources

Mon, 09/18/2017

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Staff

This "Quick-Click Tour" tour offers a fast way to explore over 100 of the new resources—including videos, articles, toolkits, online resources, books, reports, and briefs—that EDC produced in FY17. Videos can be viewed within this issuu document.

Explore EDC's new resources in this quick-click tour

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Camille Lemieux

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Camille Lemieux

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Camille

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Lemieux

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Camille Lemieux provides technical assistance to three Institute of Education Sciences (IES)-funded regional educational laboratories (RELs): REL Northeast & Islands, REL Appalachia, and REL Northwest. Prior to joining EDC, Camille served as a research fellow for the International Network for Action Research in Education. As an undergraduate research assistant at Lake Forest College, she worked on projects concerning comparative and international education policy. She also conducted classroom-based research in The Ohio State University’s Summer Research Opportunities Program, and collected data for a Lake Forest College Digital Chicago project that explored the link between housing discrimination policies and education inequalities. Lemieux holds a BA in applied linguistics and French.

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Research Assistant

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770 North Halsted Street, Suite 205
Chicago, Illinois 60622

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