Adaptive teaching, personalized learning, and educational technology are promising approaches to improve education. They have the potential to improve student outcomes. But research on the effectiveness of these approaches in schools is limited. Plus, teachers often lack the resources to identify, access, and adopt relevant research findings. Through SEAL (School Evidence for Adaptive Learning), we aim to strengthen the scientific evidence around these approaches to teaching and learning.
We are partnering with leading school aggregators – organizations or institutions that group schools within and across national education systems – and researchers who will co-create a research agenda. Together they will guide the development of research projects to test promising approaches and replicate proven effective approaches at scale.
We identify school-level approaches, environments, and experiences that improve learning outcomes of students with different characteristics and backgrounds. Through our partnerships with school aggregators we ensure to focus on the needs of schools and teachers. The resulting research findings, evidence-informed tools, and longitudinal school datasets will be shared widely.