The Hewlett Foundation partnered with SRI International to examine the intersection of open educational resources (OER), open educational practices (OEP), and culturally responsive and sustaining practices (CRSP). The evaluation team looked at four K-8 OER programs that provide online courses that are freely accessible and adaptable.

The evaluation looked at the design, implementation, and desired impact of each program, focusing on how each program defined and implemented seven constructs that encompass open education practices and culturally responsive and sustaining practices: classroom culture of care, critical consciousness, free and open access, generating new knowledge, high and equitable standards, inclusive content, and student agency and ownership. The team also published three briefs focused on key findings: synergies between OEP and CRSP, challenges to implementation given high-stakes assessments, and visions and practices for transformations in teacher practice.