PIRE: Crafting Engagement in Science Environments is a five-year, $3.6 million research grant funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The researchers and teachers involved are working to boost interest and engagement in science for all students. They are also providing students with the skills and opportunities to pursue science in the future.
The NGSA Life Science project is a 3-year, $1.46 million project funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Based on the work underway in another project in the larger Next Generation Science Assessment endeavor, the team is designing, developing, testing, and validating a set of 3-dimensional assessment tasks and scoring rubrics aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations for middle school science classrooms.
A DRK-12 math project
Collaborative Research: Enhancing Middle Grades Students’ Capacity to Develop and Communicate Their Mathematical Understanding of Big Ideas Using Digital Inscriptional Resources
The Inscriptions Math Project incorporates design-based implementation research. This process is based on collaboration among researchers and practitioners and focuses on iterative analysis, design, development, and implementation. Something that is iterative involves multiple cycles of development, testing, and revision. For this project, the research process includes four design phases that will study how students use the digital learning space and related inscriptional resources.
The Discipline-Based Educational Research (DBER) Group at CREATE is a gathering of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers who are grounded in their respective STEM disciplines and who have a research interest or focus on investigating and improving education, particularly at the undergraduate level.