Research-Driven Tools for Your Campus and Classroom Strategies

A Proven Foundation

ALL In Learning is built on a mountain of research that has led to documented, significant gains.

In study after study, key principles emerge:

  • Make a habit of frequent data collection and immediate feedback.  A top “turnaround school” success strategy, it lets teachers see misconceptions so they can reteach or remediate in the moment, and it engages students and gives them ownership of their learning.
  • PLCs / Data Teams should collaborate broadly based on timely hard data. Regular data-driven collaboration helps teachers plan effectively, meet the needs of different learning groups, share their most effective techniques and materials, and work more efficiently, reducing stress.

Bringing It to the Classroom

ALL In Learning makes it easy for teachers to apply the research-driven strategies every day.

  • Clickers are a proven tool for checks for understanding, are very easy for teachers to use, engage every student in seconds, and our approach can be done with no extra work or grading.
  • With doc cams or their phones, they can scan bubble sheets in the blink of an eye, saving hours and giving immediate feedback to students.
  • 1-to-1 mobile-device or computer-based solution gives immediate feedback and reporting.
  • Colorful, immediate, collated reports for teachers and teams.
  • Teams can share materials and use mastery/strategy/remediation plan features.

Read about the research that has shaped ALL In Learning:

(listed alphabetically)

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Black, P., & Wiliam, D. (1998). Inside the black box: Raising standards through classroom assessment. Phi Delta Kappan , 80 (2): 139-148.

Black, P, Harrison, C, Lee, C, Marshall, B & Wiliam, D (2003). Assessment for Learning: Putting it into practice. McGraw-Hill Education, Berkshire, England.

Bambrick-Santoya, P. (2010). Driven by Data. New York: Wiley, John and Sons.

Clarke, S. (2011). Active learning through formative assessment. London: Holder.

Clymer, J. B., & Wiliam, D. (2006/2007). Improving the way we grade science. Educational Leadership, 64(4), 36-42.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. A. (2005). Flow. In A. C. Elliot, Competence and Motivation (pp. 598-608). New York: The Guilford Press.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1996). Creativity: Flow and the psychology of discovery and invention. New York: Harper Collins.

Deci, E. (1975). Intrinsic Motivation. New York: Plenum Press.

Dickens, W. F. (2001). Heritability estimates versus large environmental effects: The IQ paradox resolved. Psychological Review, 108, 346-369.

DuFour, R. & Eaker, R. (1998) Professional Learning Communities at Work. Solution Tree Press.

Dweck, C. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. New York: Random House.

Elliot, A. F. (2000). Competence valuation as a strategic intrinsic motivation process. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 780-794.

Hattie, J. (2012). Visible Learning for Teachers. Routledge, New York.

Hayes, V. P. (2003). Using pupil self-evaluation within the formative assessment paradigm as a pedagogical tool. Unpublished EdD thesis, University of London

Heward, W. L. (1994). Three “low-tech” strategies for increasing the frequency of active student response during group instruction. In R. Gardner III, D. M. Sainato, J. O. Cooper, T. E. Heron, W. L. Heward, J. Eshleman, & T. Grossi (Eds.), Behavior analysis in education: Focus on measurably superior instruction (pp. 283-320).

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Johnson, R., & Johnson, D. (1999). Learning: Together and Alone. New York: Allyn and Bacon.

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Leahy,S., Lyon,C., Thompson, M., and Wiliam,D. (2005). Classroom Assessment: Minute by Minute, Day by Day. November 2005, Volume 63, Number 3 Assessment to Promote Learning, Pages 19-24

Marzano, R. J Pickering, D. J. and Pollock, J. E. (2001) Classroom Instruction that Works. Alexandria, VA: ASCD

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Reeves, D. (2004). Accountability in Action. Englewood Colorado: Advanced Learning Press.

Radosevich, D., Salomon, R., Radosevich, D. M., & Kahn, P. (2008). Using Student Response Systems to Increase Motivation, Learning, and Knowledge Retention. Journal of Online Education, Volume 5, Issue 1. October/November.

Randolph, J. J. (2007). Meta-Analysis of the Research on Response Cards; Effects on Test Achievement, Quiz Achievement, Participation, and Off-Task Behavior. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 113-128.

Rogers, S., Ludington, J., & Graham, S. (1997). Motivation and Learning. Evergreen: Peak Learning Systems.

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Thalheimer, W. (2007). Questioning Strategies for Audience Response Systems: How to Use Questions to Maximize Learning, Engagement and Satisfaction. Somerville, MA: Internal Publication:

Urdan, T. T. (2005). Competence Motivation in the Classroom. In A. D. Elliot, Handbook of Competence and Motivation (pp. 297 – 317). New York: The Guilford Press.

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Our Research is What Sets Us Apart