Research -- StepUp to Learn

iPad Assessments on StepUp

iPad Assessments on StepUp

Use the StepUp to Learn iPad Assessments to measure growth in student achievement

Can ‘Random Noise’ Unlock Our Learning Potential?

Can ‘Random Noise’ Unlock Our Learning Potential?

Though many of us may seek a quiet place in which to study, ‘noise’ may play a key role in helping some people improve their learning potential.

How to Unlock Your Child's STEM Potential

How to Unlock Your Child's STEM Potential

Teaching this set of skills – particularly with the use of physical manipulatives  – is highly effective at improving mathematics performance and makes learning more engaging, accessible, and equitable.

Can Preschoolers Gain Reading Skills in a Virtual Classroom?

Can Preschoolers Gain Reading Skills in a Virtual Classroom?

New study by the University of Washington discovers if students can develop key reading skills in a virtual classroom.

How to Make Learning More Effective

How to Make Learning More Effective

Engaging students in these activities resulted in improved academic performance compared to traditional lectures, lessons or readings.

Flickering Screens May Help Children With Reading and Writing Difficulties

Flickering Screens May Help Children With Reading and Writing Difficulties

Children with reading and writing difficulties who are presented with text on screens with flickering white noise both read better and remember what they have read better.

Why Our Brains Miss Opportunities to Improve Through Subtraction

Why Our Brains Miss Opportunities to Improve Through Subtraction

A new study explains why people rarely look at a situation, object or idea that needs improving -- in all kinds of contexts -- and think to remove something as a solution. Instead, we almost always add some element, whether it helps or not.

Puzzle Games Can Improve Mental Flexibility

Puzzle Games Can Improve Mental Flexibility

Puzzle video games show broad improvement to executive functions, which are important for general intelligence, dealing with new situations and managing multitasking.

Paper Notebooks vs. Mobile Devices

Paper Notebooks vs. Mobile Devices

Unique, complex information in analog methods likely gives brain more details to trigger memory.

Solving the Screen Time Puzzle

Solving the Screen Time Puzzle

Contradictory to previous findings, children who learn how to solve a puzzle using a touchscreen can then apply this learning to the same puzzle in the physical world. 

Worth it? How the Brain Decides to Make an Effort

Worth it? How the Brain Decides to Make an Effort

A new understanding of motivation: How your brain weighs the costs versus the benefits of making a physical effort.

Heavy TV and Computer Use Impacts Children’s Academic Results

Heavy TV and Computer Use Impacts Children’s Academic Results

A new study reveals an association between heavy television use and poorer reading performance, as well as, between heavy computer use and poorer numeracy.