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Liao, Yuqi – American Institutes for Research, 2020
This analysis compares 15-year-old students who reported career expectations in finance in 13 education systems that participated in the financial literacy assessment of the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). In particular, it explores (a) selected demographic characteristics of students who expected to have a career in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Occupational Aspiration, Finance Occupations, Expectation
de Hoop, Thomas; Ring, Hannah; Siwach, Garima; Dias, Paula; Tembo, Gelson; Rothbard, Victoria; Toungui, Anaïs – American Institutes for Research, 2020
Zambia has a large, autonomous community schooling system that formed during the nation's transition from a socialist economy. The community schooling system has expanded during the past 20 years to increase education access in remote areas. Estimates suggest that the number of Zambian community schools has increased from 100 schools in 1996 to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning
Durán, Richard P.; Zhang, Ting; Sañosa, David; Stancavage, Fran – American Institutes for Research, 2020
The National Assessment of Educational Progress's (NAEP's) transition to an entirely digitally based assessment (DBA) began in 2017. As part of this transition, new types of NAEP items have begun to be developed that leverage the DBA environment to measure a wider range of knowledge and skills. These new item types include the science…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Science Tests, Test Items
American Institutes for Research, 2020
This brief compares 15-year-old students who reported career expectations in finance in 13 education systems that participated in the financial literacy assessment of the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). It explores selected demographic characteristics of these students and the association between students' finance career…
Descriptors: High School Students, Occupational Aspiration, Finance Occupations, Money Management
de Hoop, Thomas – American Institutes for Research, 2020
Zambia faces many challenges common to low- and middle-income countries as it seeks to improve its education system, including low literacy rates for young Zambians and low public expenditure on education. In the past 20 years, Zambia's school system has expanded to reach more children in rural areas, primarily through community schools, which are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Objectives, Low Income
Levin, Jesse; Carbuccia, Maryan; Adelman-Sil, Ethan; Danks, Amanda – American Institutes for Research, 2020
This study estimates the per-student cost of Kentucky's Targeted Intervention (TI) program. The program seeks to help high school students who score below the ACT benchmarks in the 11th grade become college ready when graduating high school. The study uses the ingredients approach to cost analysis and a resource cost model (RCM) to organize data…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Intervention, Program Costs, College Readiness
Petscher, Yaacov; Zumeta Edmonds, Rebecca; Arden, Sarah; Weingarten, Zachary – American Institutes for Research, 2020
The purpose of this project evaluation was to assess the impact of data-based individualization (DBI) on the mathematics achievement of students with intensive mathematics learning needs, including students with disabilities. The evaluation study used a cluster randomized trial in which elementary schools were randomly assigned to treatment using…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Students with Disabilities, Student Needs, Program Effectiveness
Atchison, Drew – American Institutes for Research, 2020
With the economic halt precipitated by the COVID-19 virus, states are starting to prepare for and beginning to address the budgetary squeeze that is sure to come absent of massive federal stimulus dollars. At the end of March, New York State was the first state to come out with a post-COVID-19 state budget (the Legislative Budget). In early April,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Equal Education, Educational Equity (Finance)
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
Hughes, Gerunda; Behuniak, Peter; Norton, Scott; Kitmitto, Sami; Buckley, Jack – American Institutes for Research, 2019
During the past decade, the NAEP Validity Studies (NVS) Panel has been monitoring, studying, and commenting on potential issues with the validity of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) arising from changes that have been brought about by the adoption of rigorous state college and career readiness standards, such as the Common…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Test Validity, Academic Standards, State Standards
Franklin, Courtney; Hirsch, Heather; McLaughlin, Brenda; Ward-Roncalli, Susan – American Institutes for Research, 2019
"Making Assessment Work: Ten Practitioner Beliefs" was developed by the National Practitioner Advisory Group on Using Data to Inspire SEL Practice (NPAG), a group of social and emotional learning (SEL) practice leaders convened to provide insights on SEL. Educators, program leaders, and policymakers recognize the value of holistically…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
Rege, Gauri; Riley, Tessa; Mitchel-Slentz, Brannan; Yibass, Semret; Curnow, Christina – American Institutes for Research, 2019
In 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that nearly a quarter of all employed U.S. workers are in a profession that requires an occupational license. Given the prevalence of licensing, it is one of the central factors that shapes employment opportunities for many workers. Licensing is also one of the most restrictive forms of…
Descriptors: Certification, Licensing Examinations (Professions), State Licensing Boards, Case Studies
Song, Mengli; Zeiser, Kristina L. – American Institutes for Research, 2019
Building on a previous randomized experiment of the impact of Early Colleges (ECs) (Berger et al., 2013), this follow-up study assessed longer-term impacts of ECs on students' postsecondary outcomes 6 years after expected high school graduation. It also explored the extent to which students' high school experiences mediate EC impacts.…
Descriptors: High Schools, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment
Bos, Johannes M.; Dhillon, Sonica; Borman, Trisha – American Institutes for Research, 2019
This is the final report of a large-scale independent evaluation of the Building Assets and Reducing Risks (BARR) model in ninth grade in eleven high schools in Maine, California, Minnesota, Kentucky, and Texas. This sample of schools included large and small schools in urban, suburban, and rural areas, serving students from a wide range of…
Descriptors: Grade 9, High Schools, High School Freshmen, Program Effectiveness
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