Read about the institutions involved in the NGSA work.  Learn more about principal investigators and team members.


WestEd, STEM program
The STEM Program at WestEd The STEM program pursues cutting-edge research, evaluation, curriculum development, assessment, and professional development. STEM staff members study issues in topics such as early childhood mathematics learning, technology literacy, and the use of apps and simulations to enhance student learning and assessment. In addition, STEM staff have strong expertise and resources for addressing Common Core mathematics standards and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
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Michigan State University, CREATE for STEM Institute
CREATE for STEM is a Michigan State University sponsored research institute with a broad mandate for Collaborative Research in Education, Assessment and Teaching Environments for the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The Institute is a joint endeavor of the College of Natural Science and the College of Education at the University, in coordination with the Office of the Provost. Our goals are to improve teaching and learning in the STEM disciplines for students from grades K-16 through research and development efforts.
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University of Illinois at Chicago, Learning Sciences Research Institute
LSRI was created in 2007 by Susan Goldman, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Education in UIC’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Jim Pellegrino, Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Professor of Education. It is a collaboration between international, national, and UIC-based researchers to improve educational opportunities for an array of learners.
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The Concord Consortium
The Concord Consortium is a nonprofit research and development organization located in Concord, MA, and Emeryville, CA, dedicated to transforming education through technology. We build innovative educational software and materials, research their effectiveness, and share the products and findings worldwide. Our deeply digital tools and learning activities create revolutionary new approaches to science, math, and engineering education.
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SRI International, Education Division
The Education Division at SRI, a former partner of this work, improves student learning, enhances teaching effectiveness, develops meaningful assessments, and evaluates program impacts in preschool, K–12 schools, community colleges, and informal settings such as museums. Read our newsletter.