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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An Examination of the Correlation of Exploring Computer Science Course Performance and the Development of Programming Expertise

This study investigated patterns in the development of computational thinking and programming expertise in the context of the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) program
Mar 2019

RPPs: Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em?

In this experience paper we describe what we have learned about the field’s interests with respect to adopting RPP approaches to the work.
Feb 2019

Standardizing Facilitator Development for Exploring Computer Science Professional Development

CAFÉCS is exploring how to supplement the ECS Facilitator Development Model through a proactive recruitment model and explicit support for the mentoring process.
Feb 2019

Assessing the Effectiveness of Computer Science RPPs: The Case of CAFÉCS

This paper contributes to the RPP literature by providing a case study of how an RPP effectiveness framework can be adapted and used to inform partnership improvement efforts in computer science education.
Feb 2019

Engaging Middle School Students in Authentic Scientific Practices Can Enhance Their Understanding of Ecosystem Response to Hurricane Disturbance

This article describes research on the educational benefit of placing students in the authentic of a scientist as they investigate the phenomena of ecosystem disturbance using Journey to El Yunque.
Oct 2018

Data Jams: Promoting data literacy and science engagement while encouraging creativity

This article introduces the Data Jam model which has spread across the country and is most often sponsored by long-term ecological research (LTER) sites belonging to a network funded by the National Science Foundation.
Sep 2018

An Examination of Factors Correlating with Course Failure in a High School Computer Science Course

This paper examines the importance of professional development and teacher experience in supporting student success in the Exploring Computer Science curriculum.
Aug 2018

Does Exploring Computer Science Increase Computer Science Enrollment?

This study investigated the impact of the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) program on the likelihood that students of all races and gender would pursue further computer science coursework in high school.
Apr 2018

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