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Faria, Ann-Marie; Bergey, Rebecca; Baird, Ashley Simpson; Lishinski, Alex – American Institutes for Research, 2019
Although English language learners (ELLs) have an increasing presence in postsecondary education, their unique needs are often unmet by institutions of higher education, partly resulting from their diversity--they vary in their educational backgrounds, English proficiency levels, career goals, and reasons for learning English. Many ELLs spend…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, English Language Learners, Higher Education, Language Proficiency
Lurie, Howard; Mason, Jessica; Parsons, Kelle – American Institutes for Research, 2019
This report is based on data obtained from the 2018 National Survey of Postsecondary Competency-Based Education (NSPCBE). It represents a collaborative effort between the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Eduventures , the research division of ACT™ | NRCCUA™. It includes findings based on responses by more than 500 colleges and…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Competency Based Education, Nontraditional Students, Employment Qualifications
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; Reese, Kelly; Liu, Feng – American Institutes for Research, 2018
In 2013, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards received a 5-year Investing in Innovation Fund Development grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop, implement, and study Accomplished Teaching, Learning, and Schools (ATLAS). ATLAS is an online case library that contains examples of "accomplished teaching"…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Teacher Influence
Wan, Yinmei; Ludwig, Meredith J.; Boyle, Andrea – American Institutes for Research, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes a wide variety of ways for educators to support student success--including programs and funding streams that can be used to support arts education. To access the funding, education agencies must show evidence for how their proposed program can support or improve student outcomes. It can be difficult…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Evidence Based Practice
Zeiser, Kristina; Scholz, Carrie; Cirks, Victoria – American Institutes for Research, 2018
The study, "Maximizing Student Agency: Implementing and Measuring Student-Centered Learning Practices," aims to identify the instructional practices that may be useful for the development of different aspects of student agency (i.e., self-efficacy, self-regulated learning, and persistence) and determine whether these instructional…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Individual Power, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers
Zeiser, Kristina; Scholz, Carrie; Cirks, Victoria – American Institutes for Research, 2018
Student agency, or the ability to manage one's learning, can have significant effects on academic achievement as students take an active role in seeking and internalizing new knowledge. Students who believe that knowledge can grow over time perform better on IQ tests than students who believe intelligence is invariable (Cury, Elliot, Da Fonseca,…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Individual Power, Educational Strategies, High School Students
American Institutes for Research, 2018
In the 40+ years since the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was enacted, the law has changed the landscape for students with disabilities by opening the doors to public education, creating more inclusive classrooms, and holding schools accountable for results. In April 2018, AIR convened a working meeting of special education…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
Surr, Wendy; Zeiser, Kristina L.; Briggs, Olivia; Kendziora, Kimberly – American Institutes for Research, 2018
Personalized learning is often equated with individual learning using technology. Yet for many students, learning on their own may not effectively meet their needs. The aim of this study is to explore racial differences in experiences and benefits associated with collaboration. The authors collected data from a variety of sources for students,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Equal Education, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers
de Hoop, Thomas; Brudevold-Newman, Andrew; Davis, Dustin – American Institutes for Research, 2018
Low- and middle-income countries have made significant progress getting children into school, but student learning and achievement are often dreadfully low (Berry, Barnett, & Hinton, 2015; Pritchett, 2013). Approximately 250 million children across the world are not acquiring basic reading and math skills, even though about half have spent at…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Networks, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
Rowland, Cortney; Feygin, Amy; Lee, Fanny; Gomez, Sebastian; Rasmussen, Claudette – American Institutes for Research, 2018
During the past decade, states and districts have made significant investments in developing systems to measure teacher performance. The goals of such systems are to improve practice, inform professional growth, and ultimately improve student learning. In the very best of these systems, educators know the expected teaching standards and receive…
Descriptors: School Districts, Communities of Practice, Vignettes, Accountability
Surr, Wendy; Zeiser, Kristina L.; Briggs, Olivia; Kendziora, Kimberly – American Institutes for Research, 2018
What does it mean to personalize learning? Does personalized learning look the same for all students? A personalized learning approach aims to offer "learning experiences" that customize education to an individual's personal needs and interests as well as connect the individual to adults and peers in a larger community of learners.…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Student Needs, Student Interests, Cooperation
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
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