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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Current Projects

Review and Evaluation of the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation Content and Design
An ad hoc committee will conduct an evaluation of the redesigned Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) of the U.S. Census Bureau. Begun in 1984, SIPP uniquely provides...

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Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies
Policymakers and the public are increasingly concerned about the rising costs of higher education, the challenge of retaining students to complete undergraduate degrees, and the employability...

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Assessing the Value of Research in Advancing National Goals
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Defining and Measuring Character and Character Education: A Workshop
An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a 2-day public workshop to:

  • identify the most commonly used definitions of character and character education;
  • delineate...

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Designing Citizen Science to Support Science Learning
An ad hoc committee of experts will be appointed to conduct a study on how citizen science projects can be designed to better support science learning. The committee will identify...

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Developing Indicators of Educational Equity
An ad hoc committee will develop a set of indicators related to equity in educational outcomes for students, ranging from pre-K through the transition to post-secondary education....

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Supporting English Learners in STEM Subjects
The imperative that all students, including English learners (ELs), achieve high academic standards has become even more urgent and complex. To address this growing need, a committee...

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Enhancing the Teacher Voice in Policy Making Related to Implementation of K-12 Engineering Education
Over the past 15 years, there has been a steady growth in efforts to introduce engineering teaching and learning at the K-12 level. A variety of curricular and professional development...

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Evaluation of National Assessment of Educational Progress Achievement Levels
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Forum on Open Science
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Graduate Training in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: A Public Workshop
An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a two day workshop on Graduate Training in the Social and Behavioral Sciences to help identify educational changes that may be needed in...

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One Year after Science's Grand Challenges in Education:
Professional Empowerment of STEM Teachers Through Education Policy and Decision Making

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Workshop on the Design, Selection, and Implementation of Instructional Materials for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
This two-day public workshop will be focused on developing instructional materials that reflect the principles of A...

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Developing Indicators for Undergraduate STEM Education
The quality of undergraduate education in the STEM fields is receiving increasing attention. There are a growing number of initiatives aimed at enhancing the STEM experiences of undergraduate...

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Learning Evolution through Human Examples
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My local project title
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Science Literacy and Public Perception of Science
An ad hoc committee will consider existing data about scientific and health literacy, research on the association of scientific literacy with public support of science, health literacy,...

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STEM Learning is Everywhere: A Convocation
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Strengthening Research Experiences for Undergraduate STEM Students
A committee of 14 experts from a wide range of fields will examine what is known about undergraduate STEM students’ participation in research experiences. The committee will...

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Advancing Sustainability of US – Mexico Transboundary Drylands: Workshop Proceedings
A steering committee of experts from the U.S. and Mexico will plan and conduct a binational workshop aimed at advancing sustainability science in the shared drylands region. The workshop...

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Engaging Middle and High School Students in Science and Engineering: New Approaches to Investigation and Design
This study will review research on science investigations and engineering design problems for middle and high school students and explore promising models of innovative investigations...

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Workshop on Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues

An ad hoc steering committee will organize a public workshop on issues involved in measuring research and development (R&D) expenditures and related topics, such as employment...

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