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ETR can support your organization or project in numerous ways to best fulfill your goals. Whether you need short-term capacity-building assistance, customized trainings, program evaluations, full-scale research projects, technical assistance clearinghouses, or high-quality print and digital resources, we can help. Please review our core competencies to learn more about our areas of expertise.

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Examining the Factors that Influence Retention and Effectiveness of Computer Science Teachers in High-Need Middle and High Schools

ETR is leading this National Science Foundation project in partnership with Noyce-funded projects at New York University, California State University Fresno and Louisiana Tech University and their surrounding school districts. The goals of the project are to investigate individual, interpersonal and institutional factors that play a role in how teacher preparation programs can increase the retention of CS teachers in high-need schools as well as prepare teachers to deliver effective and equitable CS education in middle and high school classrooms.

Social Wearables: Enhancing Girls' Computational Learning and Motivation

ETR is serving as the external evaluator for a National Science Foundation (Advancing Informal STEM Learning) project led by the University of California, Santa Cruz. The goals of the project are to raise middle school age girls’ interest, perceived confidence and involvement in computing – including the increase of a sense of computational community.

Developing curricula and supporting teaching of computer science and computational thinking for multilingual learners in grades K-8

ETR is serving as the external evaluator for a National Science Foundation project (2219422) led by the University of California, Santa Cruz in partnership with Santa Cruz City Schools. The goal of this “Computer Science for All” project is to bring computer science lessons into every classroom in Santa Cruz schools.

STEM, Growth Mindset, and Sports: Investigating STEM Program Design Features that Impact Youth Engagement

ETR is serving as the external evaluator for a National Science Foundation (Advancing Informal STEM Learning) project led by the University of Arizona. The goals of the project are to test, refine and study the outcomes of a math+growth mindset+baseball curriculum (Growing Mathletes) for 4th-8th grade youth in Boys & Girls Clubs and Major League Baseball Academies across the US and develop a professional learning model to support informal educators in the implementation of STEM+Sports programming.

Culturally-responsive teaching for supporting positive computer science identities among Latinx girls

ETR is serving as the external evaluator for a National Science Foundation research-practice partnership project (2031364). The research-to-practice partnership consists of the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Krause Center for Innovation, San José State University, WestEd, and multiple school districts in the California “silicon valley.”

Transforming science teaching and learning in school: Empowering teachers and students as climate justice action researchers and change agents

ETR is serving as the external evaluator for a National Science Foundation DRK-12 CAREER project (2148014) that aims to transform science teaching by training teachers in how to lead community-engaged, relevant science research (urban heat islands in racially/ethnically diverse communities) with their students as well as investigate how students’ participation shapes their learning and identity construction in science.


The INSPIRE+ project empowers youth from communities of color and other marginalized populations disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs in three California counties (Fresno, Sacramento, and Alameda) to generate policy, systems, and environmental change solutions to address unhealthy substance use.

Engaging School-Based Health Centers through ACEs Aware

California’s ACEs Aware initiative has the bold goal of reducing ACEs and toxic stress by half in one generation. The initiative focuses on prevention education, early identification of ACEs, and treatment of toxic stress through primary care settings.

The Resilience Effect Evaluation

The Resilience Effect is Genentech’s flagship philanthropic initiative committed to addressing childhood adversity and its negative effects on health and well-being, with a focus on children under the age of five and their caregivers.

HEARTS-e (Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools-Extended)

HEARTS-Extended (HEARTS-E) is an adaptation of HEARTS that builds the capacity of key San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Student, Family, and Community Support Services Department personnel to implement HEARTS district-wide and at select school sites.

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