Publications & Resources

Year 3 ASK/FOSS Efficacy Study

Jan 2011

Ellen Osmundson, Yunyun Dai and Joan Herman

In this interim report, CRESST researchers examine the effect of the new ASK/FOSS curriculum on teaching and student learning between several different science curricula, including magnetism and electricity, structures of life, and water modules. The enhanced curriculum includes slightly revised instructional materials and a coordinated embedded assessment system, with components
developed to support teachers’ on-going assessment of student learning and progress towards
specified learning goals. Using randomly assigned treatment and control groups of 3rd and 4th grade teachers, this interim report provides important lessons for the upcoming 4th year study.

Osmundson, E., Dai, Y., & Herman, J. (2011). Year 3 ASK/FOSS efficacy study (CRESST Report 782). Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).