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Our Reports

Digital Promise contributes to the education and learning sciences field by publishing research, implementation, and evaluation studies. Our reports on topics of interest—including learner variability, maker education, and family engagement—put us in conversation with policymakers and thought leaders on the issues facing education leaders today.

To access our full archive of publications, visit the Digital Promise Resource Repository.

Featured Publications

Discover a selection of resources from across Digital Promise initiatives.

Suddenly Online: A National Survey of Undergraduates During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This report shares results from Digital Promise’s national, random-sample survey of more than 1,000 college students whose coursework moved from in-person to completely online in spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Valuable Role of Edtech Coaches during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Survey
This report explores how the role of instructional technology coaches changed with schools’ transition to digital learning in the wake of COVID-19.

Deepening Science Engagement with Challenge Based Learning: Research Report
This research report is based on findings from the Challenge Based Science Learning Project and its larger implications for the fields of Next Generation Science Learning and Open Educational Resources.

Using Research on Homework to Improve Remote and Hybrid Learning
This white paper reviews some of the major themes from the established research on homework and suggests how schools, teachers, and families can apply this research and related technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With Schools Closed and Distance Learning the Norm, How Is Your District Meeting the Needs of Its Students?
Digital Promise and The Education Trust partnered to share ideas that district leaders and education advocates can consider when planning for how to continue teaching and supporting students during COVID-19. This report features examples from districts in the League of Innovative Schools and considers the needs of our most vulnerable students.

Designing a Process for Inclusive Innovation: A Radical Commitment to Equity
This paper presents Inclusive Innovation, a model that reimagines authority, decision-making, and risk in the context of education R&D, and provides an overarching framework for authentically engaging underrepresented stakeholders.

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Pipeline and Retention of Teachers of Color: Systems and Structures Impeding Growth and Sustainability in the United States
This literature review summarizes research on factors that contribute to the continuing decline in the teacher of color workforce and presents promising practices to improve teacher of color recruitment and retention.

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Learning in the 21st Century: How the American Public, Parents, and Teachers View Educational Priorities and How to Achieve Them
Year two of the Learner Variability Project’s national survey digs deeper into the views of public school teachers, parents, and the general public on educational priorities and how to achieve them.

Equity in the Driver’s Seat
This report introduces a collaborative approach for creating practice-driven, equity-centered R&D agendas, and presents sample agendas on two key topics: adolescent literacy and computational thinking.


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