Publications

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Through long-term partnerships with schools, districts, and community organizations, The Learning Partnership collaboratively engages in rigorous research that both informs solutions and contributes to educational theory. This section provides an archive of The Learning Partnership's publications. The publications can be filtered by partnership, research area, author, keyword, and type.

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Supporting Teachers for Computer Science Reform

This brief summarizes research indicating that full completion of the ECS professional development program by teachers from any discipline leads to much higher student outcomes, independent of whether a teacher is certified in computer science.
Brief
Feb 2021

Discussion & Analysis: Spatial Reasoning Assessment

This is a complete Rasch multi-faceted analysis performed on the Spatial Reasoning Assessment. Overall, the instrument works together as a functional assessment, capturing the general construct of Spatial Reasoning.
Report
Jan 2021

Coaching Teachers of Exploring Computer Science: A Report on Four Years of Implementation

This report documents the results of the 4-year Accelerate ECS4All NSF grant that supported the development and evaluation of an instructional coaching model for Exploring Computer Science for the Chicago Public Schools.
Report
Jan 2021

Broadening Participation and Success in AP CS A

This paper examines the student- and teacher-level factors that affect student outcomes on the AP CS-A exam. In particular, it highlights the benefit of taking ECS as a foundation for success in AP CS-A.
Conference
Dec 2020
Student studying at home

Examining Equity in Remote Learning Plans: A Content Analysis of State Responses to COVID-19

As schools nationwide continue to grapple with the consequences of COVID-19, The Learning Partnership has released a report on how state education agencies have been addressing equity in their remote learning guidance.
Report
Nov 2020

Laying the Foundation for a Spatial Reasoning Researcher-Practitioner Partnership with CPS, SILC, and The Learning Partnership

This final report of the NU-CPS Rapid Impacts Grant explains how differences in spatial reasoning skills by gender, race and ethnicity, and socioeconomic status can be improved through early instructional intervention.
Report
Sep 2020
Student studying at home

Equity in State Remote Learning Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As schools nationwide continue to grapple with the consequences of COVID-19, The Learning Partnership has released a policy brief and equity framework exploring the extent to which equity is being addressed in state remote learning guidelines.
Brief
Aug 2020

Design-based Research in GIS-Infused Disciplinary Courses: Toward a Design Framework

This paper describes how GIS is being infused into the curriculum in the Chicago Public Schools. Through the process of codesign, teachers are designing ways to incorporate GIS into the courses that they teach.
Conference
Jun 2020

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