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This collection of resources helps parents, educators, and others interested in integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) into educational settings from early learning through college and career readiness. 

Alignment Considerations for Next Generation Science Standards Assessments
Resource Type: Practice guide
2017 PDF (pdf)
Framework-inspired standards require an integrative approach that interweaves science practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts. This document offers questions, strategies, and considerations for each phase of item development to aid the item developer in achieving well-aligned, multidimensional items for science assessment.
Early Learning and Science Standards
Resource Type: Bibliography
2017 PDF (pdf)
This bibliography summarizes a literature review of the landscape in early learning standards and science, specifically centered on the topics of engineering and domain specific learning. The report also notes which states are incorporating detailed recommendations in science for their early learners.
Evidence-Based Practices to Support College and Career Readiness in High School: Early-College High School
Resource Type: Publication
2017 PDF (pdf)
This report includes a description of how Massachusetts used funds to support the implementation of five science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Early College High Schools at the district level.
Personalized Learning with Digital Devices: Tools for Teachers
Resource Type: Practice guide
2016 PDF (pdf)
This guide provides information on digital tools and practical examples that educators can use in classrooms. The author also describes strategies for using technology in both STEM and STEAM (integrating the Arts) education.
Technical Assistance to Support the Science of Innovation
Type: Project
State(s): Arkansas, Alabama, Bureau of Indian Education, Mississippi
CIL focuses on Innovation Science, and a key aspect of Innovation Science is understanding how an organization (a school, for example) progresses with a “split screen” approach in which it is continuously improving fundamental practices while it is thoughtfully integrating “innovations.” CIL is working with a group of schools in 4 states to determine the effectiveness of this model and has published training modules on Getting Better Together, which guide a district or school’s Leadership Team in the process of improvement and innovation.
Innovation Science: Getting Better Together: A Blended Support Approach to School Improvement
Type: Project
State(s): Alabama, Virginia, West Virginia, Bureau of Indian Education
A project which blends virtual support with face-to-face support of schools implementing a school improvement plan.