This project, through a cooperative agreement with the NSF, is establishing and maintaining the Discovery Research (DR) K–12 learning resource network, known as CADRE, with the aim of advancing the state of research and evaluation in STEM education and promoting the goals of the DR K–12 program. CADRE provides support services to grantees of this program, which enhances student and teacher learning of the STEM disciplines through the development, implementation, and study of resources, models, and technologies. CADRE enables grantees to learn from colleagues in the DR K–12 community, the larger STEM education community, and collaborating organizations (EDC, Abt Associates, and Policy Studies Associates). Over five years, CADRE will (1) conduct an assessment of the DR K–12 portfolio and synthesize findings; (2) conduct thematic research and evaluative studies of the work within the DR K–12 portfolio of projects; (3) provide opportunities for professional growth in research, development, and evaluation methods, and implementation and analysis procedures; and (4) help to disseminate and scale up the results of DR K–12 projects both within the program and in national research, practice, and policy communities.
Directors: Jacqueline S. Miller, Ph.D. , E. Paul Goldenberg , Barbara Brauner Berns
Funder: National Science Foundation