Redesigning Secondary Courses to Improve Academic Outcomes Related to Higher Standards for Students with Disabilities and Other Underperforming Students
This is a project of the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning, through a subcontract with SRI International, and supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation.
The project is conducting research to improve academic performance for young people with disabilities in challenging science and social studies content consistent with the Next Generation Standards and College and Career Readiness Standards.
Multidisciplinary teams of educators, researchers, and students collaborate on selecting critical science and social studies content; identifying higher order reasoning; developing instructional units using components of the KU Strategies Intervention Model, including Content Enhancement Routines and collaboration strategies; and utilizing collaborative mobile technologies to enhance learning.
Our hypothesis is that the expected increases in engagement, higher order thinking, and content learning from mobile device collaboration will translate into improvements in student outcomes