Research and evaluation

Supporting Struggling Adolescent Readers: A Conversation with the STARI Team

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

In the latest edition of the SRI Homeroom podcast, host Kori Hamilton Biagas sat down with Margaret Troyer and Kala Jones from the Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP Institute) to discuss their work and strategies to improve reading and reading comprehension for secondary students across the nation.

Scaling for System-Level Change: A Conversation with Suzanne Donovan and Vanessa Coleman

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

Suzanne Donovan, executive director of the Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP) Institute, and Vanessa Coleman, co-director of SRI’s Center for Education Research & Innovation, recently sat down for a conversation with LEARN Network’s Kori Hamilton Biagas to discuss scaling innovations that disrupt inequity and create system-level change.

Matching Promising Theories with the Daily Realities of Users: A Conversation with LEARN Network Lead Rebecca Griffiths

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

LEARN Network lead Rebecca Griffiths recently had a conversation with the SRI Homeroom podcast host Kori Hamilton Biagas. They discussed how promising innovations with strong theories of action have inspired Griffiths’ work and how the LEARN Network is helping researchers better match their promising theories with real world problems of practice.

Scaling for System-Level Change: A Conversation with Suzanne Donovan and Vanessa Coleman Video

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

In this video from the Learn Network’s Stories of Scaling series, Suzanne Donovan, executive director of the Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP) Institute, and Vanessa Coleman, co-director of SRI’s Center for Education Research & Innovation, sit down for a conversation with LEARN Network’s Kori Hamilton Biagas.

Taking the First Step: Strategies for Effective Knowledge Mobilization

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

Blog 2 in a two-part series on knowledge mobilization. In this second blog post, I’ll focus on how you can develop your own knowledge mobilization strategy and discuss some concrete first steps you can take. I build from the three key lessons learned in the first blog post, adding what we’ve learned about effective knowledge mobilization practices from those in the field actually doing this work.

Mobilizing Knowledge Along the Path from Research to Practice

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

Blog 1 in a two-part series on knowledge mobilization. One of the truths I’ve learned over my time as an education researcher is that most scholars want to make a difference. Most of us got into this business because we felt we care about and want to do work that matters. We want to make a difference in the field, to what happens in schools, and to the lives of children and families.

Lessons for Equitably Scaling Deeper Learning

Authors : Jennifer Medeiros

Thinking critically, working collaboratively, communicating effectively, learning how to learn—these are the types of deeper learning competencies that students will need to master to be successful in the rapidly evolving future of work and citizenship.

Strategies for Bridging the Research-Practice Gap in Education

Authors : Kate Borelli

One of the central goals of the LEARN Network is to help educational products that already have a strong evidence base achieve scale. Despite strong evidence demonstrating their efficacy in improving learner outcomes, many educational products do not wind up in the hands of educators. A common misconception explaining this phenomenon is that education practitioners (superintendents, curriculum and instruction leaders, and principals) do not prioritize using research-based solutions.

New IES network seeks to scale solutions to learning loss

Authors : Patti Schank

The Leveraging Evidence to Accelerate Recovery Nationwide (LEARN) network, a new three-year grant funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and led by SRI International, constitutes one element of the federal strategy to address both long-standing student learning achievement gaps and those exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.