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Gerdeman, Dean; Garrett, Rachel; Monahan, Bri – American Institutes for Research, 2018
High-quality professional development opportunities for teachers are centrally important to improve instructional effectiveness and increase student learning. In particular, professional development is needed to help teachers with the instructional shifts required in implementing the college and career-readiness standards (CCRS). The CCRS require…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Faculty Development, Social Networks, Training Methods
DeMonte, Jenny; Coggshall, Jane – American Institutes for Research, 2018
Although there is a growing body of evidence designed to facilitate understanding of teacher preparation, the studies are not always useful to preparation providers because the outcomes emerge long after teacher candidates have left preparation programs. But many providers seek answers to questions about the arrangement of activities within their…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Improvement, Research Design, Theory Practice Relationship
Bailey, Paul; Emad, Ahmad; Zhang, Ting; Xie, Qingshu; Sikali, Emmanuel – American Institutes for Research, 2018
Correlation analysis has been used widely by researchers and analysts when analyzing large-scale assessment data. Limit research provided reliable methods to estimate various correlations and their standard errors with the complex sampling design and multiple plausible values taken into account. This report introduces the methodology used by the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational Assessment, Measurement, Statistical Bias
Bergey, Rebecca; Movit, Marcela; Baird, Ashley Simpson; Faria, Ann-Marie – American Institutes for Research, 2018
As the United States becomes increasingly more diverse, there will be more demand for a workforce that can navigate languages and cultures. English Language Learners (ELLs) are uniquely positioned to meet this demand and are eager to do so, but colleges and universities will need to prepare them adequately for the tasks ahead and find innovative…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Higher Education, Enrollment Trends, Student Diversity
Kuchle, Laura; Brown, Seth; Coukoulis, Nicholas – American Institutes for Research, 2018
The 3-year Pennsylvania Dyslexia Screening and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program (Pilot) began in 2015-16 (Year 1) with the kindergarten class of 2015-16 (Cohort 1). In 2016-17 (Year 2), the Pilot was implemented with Cohort 1 students, now in first grade, and a second cohort of kindergarteners (Cohort 2). A third cohort will be added in…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Screening Tests, Emergent Literacy, Early Intervention
Manzeske, David; Park, So Jung; Liu, Feng; Borman, Trisha; Gnedko-Berry, Natalya; West, Benjamin; Deng, Evelyn – American Institutes for Research, 2017
The purpose of this work was to examine the effect of classroom teachers who earn certification as a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards on mathematics and reading achievement and behavioral outcomes (attendance and discipline referrals) for students in Grades 4 and 5. Two studies were…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Student Behavior, Attendance, Teacher Effectiveness
Friedman, Lawrence B.; Margolin, Jonathan; Swanlund, Andrew; Dhillon, Sonica; Liu, Feng – American Institutes for Research, 2017
Playground Physics is a technology-based application and accompanying curriculum designed by New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) to support middle school students' science engagement and learning of force, energy, and motion. The program includes professional development, the Playground Physics app, and a curriculum aligned with New York State…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Physics
American Institutes for Research, 2017
As interest in teacher leadership has grown, many leading organizations have developed tools and guidance to support schools, districts, and teacher leaders themselves. In collaboration and consultation with the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance, REL Midwest and the Center on Great Teachers and…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Measures (Individuals)
Jacques, Catherine; Behrstock-Sherratt, Ellen; Parker, Amber; Bassett, Katherine; Allen, Megan; Bosso, David; Olson, Derek – American Institutes for Research, 2017
For the last 4 years, 10 leading education organizations have collaborated on a study series that includes teacher voice in conversations and research about educator effectiveness. Initially conceptualized by teacher leaders from the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) and with their continued input, the "From Good to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development
Pollitt, Kelly; Leichty, Reg – American Institutes for Research, 2017
This interactive tool, initiated by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), is designed to guide principals in engaging with state and district leaders as they prepare to submit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) consolidated plans and work over the coming years to implement the new law. This tool offers principals an…
Descriptors: Principals, Program Implementation, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
American Institutes for Research, 2017
As interest in teacher leadership has grown, many leading organizations have developed tools and guidance to support schools, districts, and teacher leaders themselves. For instance, the National Network of State Teachers of the Year developed resources on teacher leader career pathways and advocacy approaches, as well as teacher leader standards.…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Career Readiness, Leadership Qualities, Strategic Planning
Sherman, Dan; Li, Yibing; Darwin, Marlene; Taylor, Suzanne; Song, Mengli – American Institutes for Research, 2017
The National Math + Science Initiative's (NMSI's) College Readiness Program (CRP) is an established program whose goal is to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in high schools to improve students' readiness for college. It provides teacher, student, and school supports to promote high school students' success in…
Descriptors: National Programs, Program Effectiveness, Advanced Placement Programs, Advanced Students
American Institutes for Research, 2016
For high school students and their parents, paying for college can be daunting, particularly if student loans are a factor. Some advocates have suggested that income share agreements (ISAs) may help these families finance postsecondary education. ISAs are an alternative form of financial aid in which students pledge a portion of their future…
Descriptors: Income Contingent Loans, Paying for College, High School Students, College Bound Students
American Institutes for Research, 2016
Alaska's School Climate and Connectedness Survey (SCCS) is a statewide survey developed by American Institutes for Research (AIR) in partnership with the Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB) in 2006. Through student and staff responses, it measures positive school climate, how connected students feel to adults and peers, social and emotional…
Descriptors: School Culture, Educational Environment, State Surveys, Student School Relationship
Jacques, Catherine; Weber, Gretchen; Bosso, David; Olson, Derek; Bassett, Katherine – American Institutes for Research, 2016
This report is the second in a series from a collaboration of nine leading organizations working to advance teaching and elevate the profession. For years, education leaders have sought to pinpoint how teachers become effective in order to better leverage teachers' impact on student learning and improve student outcomes. Teacher leadership is…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Role, Instructional Improvement, Teacher Characteristics
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