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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How Does Students’ Perception Of The Main Point Of A Unit Relate To The Quality Of The Final Argument?

This paper presents an exploratory investigation of students’ task model and how it predicts the elements that they include in their unit-culminating argument essay.
Mar 2021

Spreading GIS-Infused Instruction: A Cross-Case Comparison of Two Instructional Approaches

This paper examines how GIS-infused instruction is adapted in different contexts, and illustrates the relationships among organizational context, individual and collective context, and instructional practice in spreading GIS-infused instruction.
Mar 2021
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Dec 2020
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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.
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.
Sep 2020

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