Alternative Review Type Projects | MOSAIC

MOSAIC supports many types of evidence synthesis projects. Explore our alternative evidence synthesis reviews including, scoping reviews, mock ESSA and WWC reviews. 


Engineering students working on a project together

ECR Hub: Advancing the Long-Term Potential of Fundamental Research

Contacts: David MillerDanielle FergusonLarry V. Hedges
Population: Early childhood through Adults
Topics: Education; Synthesis MethodsKnowledge Translation; Alternative Review Types

This five-year resource center is a partnership with the National Science Foundation to extend the reach of its existing investments and build career opportunities related to fundamental STEM education research. The STEM Education Core Research (ECR) Hub will support NSF’s ECR program, which funds curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental STEM education research. 

Factory workers

Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (CLEAR) Advancement, Reviews, Innovations and Syntheses of Evidence (ARISE)

Contact: Joshua Polanin
Population: Adults (18+)
Topic: Workforce; Alternative Review Types

Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research's (CLEAR) mission is to make research on labor topics more accessible to practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and the public more broadly so that it can inform their decisions about labor policies and programs.

AIR will help the CLEAR contractor, ICF, update their evidence review standards and procedures to the highest quality standard possible.

Women's group in Uganda

Scoping Review on Women's Groups in Uganda

Contact: Thomas de Hoop
Population: Economically disadvantaged
Topic: International Development; Alternative Review Types

In partnership with the Campbell Collaboration and Makerere University, AIR is conducting a scoping review to examine the evidence base and evidence gaps on women’s groups in Uganda. The project team is appraising the impact, cost-effectiveness, and implementation of the groups. Photo: ©Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Joan Sullivan

Kindergartners reading together

REL Southwest: Oklahoma Evidence-Based Blended Learning Programs and Instructional Practices Training and Evidence Review

Contact: Jill Walston
Population: Kindergarten
Topic: Education; Alternative Review Types

Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest conducted an evidence review to identify blended learning interventions that are effective in improving student academic achievement and engagement in Oklahoma.

Woman in physical therapy

Traumatic Brain Injury Education for Adult Patients and Families: A Scoping Review

Contact: Cindy Cai
Population: Adults (ages 18+)
Topic: Health; Alternative Review Types

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is increasingly viewed as a chronic condition, bringing long-term needs for patient and caregiver knowledge pertaining to symptom and problem management over time. AIR conducted a scoping review of the literature on brain injury education provided to adult patients and/or family members affected by TBI. The goals of the project were to describe the types of educational interventions that have been developed; to review the effects of these interventions; and to determine gaps that might be filled by future research efforts.

Young boy reading

Heinemanns Leveled Literacy Program Mock WWC Review

Contact: Terry Salinger
Population: Elementary (Grades 1-5)
Topics: Education; Alternative Review Types

AIR staff who are certified What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewers performed preliminary reviews of several literacy programs, including the Heinemann Leveled Literacy Program, prior to the publishers’ submission of the programs for the formal review. Using the WWC standards for review, the AIR reviewers read published journal articles and prepared reports predicting how the product would be rated when subjected to the U.S. Department of Education review process. Photo by Michał Parzuchowski on Unsplash