Caroline E. Parker

Caroline E. Parker
SRI International | SRI

Doctor of Education

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Researchers, evaluators, and practitioners need tools to distinguish between applications of technology that support, enhance, and transform classroom instruction and those that are ineffective or even deleterious. Here we present a new classroom observation protocol designed specifically to capture the quality of technology use to support science...
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This study uses longitudinal administrative data from New York City public schools for 2003/04 through 2012/13 to analyze high school graduation outcomes for students who entered New York City schools in grade 5 or 6 in 2003/04 as English learner students. Approximately 64 percent of students in these cohorts graduated from high school on time (wit...
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For over a decade, the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program has funded researchers and educators to build an understanding of best practices, contexts, and processes contributing to K-12 students’ motivation and participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S...
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Approximately half the students who entered kindergarten in New York City public schools as English learner students were reclassified as former English learner students within four years (by the end of their expected grade 3 year). Median times to reclassification differed by grade of entry, initial English proficiency, and disability status. Engl...
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In a rural California district, girls gather with friends after school to collaboratively program arcade-style computer games. Middle-schoolers, high-schoolers, and college students in Colorado design games in challenges adapted to their skill levels. In two different U.S. metro areas, 1,300 high school students use a game-based system to explore S...
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Exploring underwater robotics, mapping fossil finds, and collecting and sharing data with the National Weather Service—such student learning experiences are everyday fare in ITEST projects, but radical departures from "business as usual" in science and math classrooms and after school activities. To accelerate dissemination of educator learning mod...
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Around the nation, students are working with scientists, teachers, and community members to conduct scientific investigations and carry out engineering challenges related to issues that affect their communities, such as food deserts, urban heat islands, and water and air quality. Through such experiences, students come to understand the role that s...
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) views broadening participation in the nation’s STEM enterprise as vitally linked to the United States’ capacity for innovation. NSF can more readily achieve “major transformational advances” in science and engineering when it draws on the country’s full potential, including contributions from those traditionall...
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How can research-based findings and advances help society to re-envision STEM learning and education? Prominent scientists in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning research came together with school, community, and policy leaders at the National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported STEM Forum, held on November 9, 2015, in...
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Technology applications aligned with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workplace practices can engage students in real-world pursuits but also present dramatic challenges for classroom implementation. We examined the impact of teacher professional development focused on incorporating these workplace technologies in the classroom. Be...
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This study examined student and program characteristics that are related to English proficiency and content area achievement for English language learner (ELL) students in one urban district in Connecticut. The study found that ELL students in special education had English proficiency scores significantly lower than the mean for all ELL students in...
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This article represents one outcome from the Invitational Research Symposium on Technology-Enabled and Universally Designed Assessments, which examined technology-enabled assessments (TEA) and universal design (UD) as they relate to students with disabilities (SWD). It was developed to stimulate research into TEAs designed to better understand the...
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Using assessment results for 5th and 8th grade English language learner students in three Northeast and Island Region states, the report finds that the English language domains of reading and writing (as measured by a proficiency assessment) are significant predictors of performance on reading, writing, and mathematics assessments and that the doma...
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Using survey data from a 1997 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) of 11,567 Nicaraguan households, this study specifically looks at the effects of household wealth, gender, the schooling gap, urbanicity, departmental characteristics, and household size on the probability that 12- to 17-year-old primary school graduates attend secondary school. Resu...
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Middletown High School is a comprehensive high school with 1,970 students, located in the environs of Washington, DC. It is distinguished by an open enrollment policy for all courses; a strong emphasis on inclusion of students with learning disabilities (LD) in general education classrooms; block scheduling that allows for more in-depth and meaning...
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Located in the Florida panhandle, Apalachee High School has a student population of 1,894 students, 13% of whom have identified disabilities. The school has a highly experienced teaching staff and a special education faculty that provides acknowledged leadership in the school. Apalachee includes students with disabilities in all aspects of school l...
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Walter Cronkite High School is a comprehensive high school of nearly 4,000 students, located in New York City. The population of students with disabilities includes many students with severe and low-incidence disabilities, including 70 students with visual or hearing impairments and 20 students with orthopedic impairments. Cronkite High School's ac...
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Conventional wisdom holds that American teenagers do not read or write – that they are a media-driven group who prefer movies, television and playing video games. Ethnographic data gathered in the High School Literacy Project, a study of four North Carolina high schools, showed a far different picture of teenage literacy. This paper reports on part...
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Three papers in this special issue of Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education present examples of projects funded by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Innovative Technology for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. More than 180 ITEST projects have been funded across the United States to provide students and teachers with for...
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Qualifying Paper --Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2001. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 48-51). Passed in APSP, May 2001.

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