SERA research will be as open and transparent as feasible; we will aim to pre-register, share data, and provide open access to our work whenever possible.
SERA Pilot Study: Science Instruction for Students with Disabilities
The purpose of this study is to conceptually replicate the findings of the Scruggs, Mastropieri, and Sullivan (1994) study with students with high-incidence disabilities (i.e., learning disabilities, emotional and behavior disabilities, ADHD, mild intellectual disabilities, and autism spectrum disorder without comorbid intellectual disabilities). The study evaluates the effectiveness of elaborative interrogation as a means of promoting relational thinking. Student outcomes are compared across two conditions: student-generated explanation and a control. The goal of the replication study is to examine whether findings of Scruggs and colleagues replicate in a larger sample of students with high-incidence disabilities, which will provide important information regarding how these populations acquire and apply information.
This study is currently in progress. Only research partners who are participating in this study will be able to access study resources and materials until the study is complete.