Our projects address the full spectrum of topics and issues associated with STEM education, and they often result in insightful and inspiring publications.

From books to peer-reviewed journals, op-ed pieces, and conference presentations, our publications allow you to explore the wide range of research TERC staff have undertaken for more than 50 years. These materials answer challenging questions, uncover important findings, and delve deeper into creating a level playing field for life-long learners. Every day we strive to inform and engage our audience with the best practices in education for all learners, as well as professional development, and evaluation. We’re moving the world forward with STEM education, and our publications can help you join the movement.

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Advancing Research in Game-Based Learning Assessment: Tools and Methods for Measuring Implicit Learning
Advancing Research in Game-Based Learning Assessment: Tools and Methods for Measuring Implicit Learning

Elizabeth Rowe, Jodi Asbell-Clarke, Erin Bardar, Mia Almeda, Ryan S. Baker, Richard Scruggs, Santiago Gasca
November 1, 2019

Where Does Energy Go When It’s “Gone?” Promoting Understanding of Energy Dissipation
Where Does Energy Go When It’s “Gone?” Promoting Understanding of Energy Dissipation

Roger G. Tobin, Sara J. Lacy, Sally Crissman, Nick Haddad, Orlala Wentink and Lane Seeley 
July 1, 2019

Is My Game OK Dr. Scratch? Exploring Programming and Computational Thinking Development in Student-Designed Games
Is My Game OK Dr. Scratch? Exploring Programming and Computational Thinking Development in Student-Designed Games

Troiano, G., Snodgrass, S., Argimak, E., Robles, G., Smith, G., Cassidy, M., Tucker-Raymond, E., Puttick, G. and Harteveld, C.
June 8, 2019

Experimental and quasi-experimental designs in visitor studies
Experimental and quasi-experimental designs in visitor studies

Scott Pattison, Josh Gutwill, Ryan Auster, & Mac Cannady
April 1, 2019

Students’ use of narrative when constructing statistical models in tinkerplots
Students’ use of narrative when constructing statistical models in tinkerplots

Jennifer Noll, Kit Clement, Jason Dolor, Dana Kirin, and Matthew Petersen
December 11, 2018

Identity Negotiation within Peer Groups during an Informal Engineering Education Program: The Central Role of Leadership-Oriented Youth
Identity Negotiation within Peer Groups during an Informal Engineering Education Program: The Central Role of Leadership-Oriented Youth

Pattison, Scott A., Ivel Gontan, Smirla Ramos-Montañez, and Lauren Moreno
September 8, 2018