Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)
SimScientists Human Body Systems: Using Simulations to Foster Integrated Understanding of Complex, Dynamic, Interactive Systems
WestEd researchers are creating simulation-based supplementary curriculum modules and investigating how they help high school biology students develop a deeper understanding of how molecules, cells, and organs work together to support life.
National Center on Cognition and Mathematics Instruction
The National Center on Cognition and Mathematics Instruction at WestEd is redesigning an existing mathematics curriculum in ways that will substantially improve student outcomes.
In Touch With Molecules: Extending Learning With Cyber-Enabled Tangibles
WestEd researchers are exploring how new technology can help students visualize and interact with key concepts in molecular biology.
A Descriptive Analysis of Math Pathways and Pitfalls in a Latina/o Bilingual Classroom
This study, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, investigates the implementation of Math Pathways & Pitfalls in an urban bilingual classroom.
Examining Academic Language in Mathematics Test Items for English Language Learners
This study, funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, examined the linguistic features of test items used to evaluate the impact of Math Pathways & Pitfalls.
The Impact of Math Pathways & Pitfalls on Students' Mathematics Achievement
This study, funded by the National Science Foundation, found significant positive effects for WestEd's Math Pathways & Pitfalls intervention lessons on students' mathematics achievement in rural, suburban, and urban settings.
The Impact of Math Pathways & Pitfalls on Students' Mathematics Achievement and Mathematical Language Development: A Study Conducted in Schools with High Concentrations of Latino/a Students and English Learners
This study, funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, found significant positive impact for WestEd's Math Pathways & Pitfalls lessons on students' standardized mathematics test scores.
Math Pathways & Pitfalls Classroom Observation Transfer Study
Results suggest that Math Pathways & Pitfalls strategies transfer to non-Math Pathways & Pitfalls lessons for a powerful effect on mathematical learning and pedagogical practices. Read more about this U.S. Department of Education-funded study.
Foundations of 21st Century Science Assessments
This study focuses on the design and construct validity of science assessments that use static and dynamic task design structures to test challenging science standards.
Student Learning in Science Simulations: A Synthesis
This study will inform science educators and administrators using and buying middle and high school instructional materials in science.
Efficacy Study: Quantum Chemistry Tutors
The findings from this study will contribute to a better understanding of the general effects of the use of intelligent tutoring software on student learning.
Algebraic Interventions for Measured Achievement
Read about this experimental study testing the efficacy of an intervention curriculum targeting specific algebraic learning trouble spots.
Diagnostic Embedded Classroom Assessment — An Efficacy Study
The findings from this study will contribute to a better understanding of the general effects of embedded diagnostic assessment on student learning in science curricula.