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O'Malley, Fran; Norton, Scott – American Institutes for Research, 2022
This paper provides the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) community with information that may help maintain the validity and utility of the NAEP assessments for civics and U.S. history as revisions are planned to the NAEP…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, United States History, Test Validity, Governing Boards
Bos, Johannes M.; Graczewski, Cheryl; Dhillon, Sonica; Auchstetter, Amelia; Cassasanto-Ferro, Julia; Kitmitto, Sami – American Institutes for Research, 2022
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the implementation and impacts of the Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) model in its first year of implementation in 66 schools across the U.S. and to document scale-up progress during the Investing in Innovation (i3) grant period (2017-2021). The impact evaluation included 21,529 9th grade students…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Grade 9, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
Bai, Yifan; Straus, Stephanie; Broer, Markus – American Institutes for Research, 2021
Educational inequality due to family socioeconomic status (SES) has been the focus of both public dialogue and education research in the United States for many years. The current study aims to understand how educational inequality due to family SES has changed in the United States. Specifically, the study focuses on the changes in achievement gaps…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Socioeconomic Status, National Competency Tests, Achievement Gap
Strear, Molly; Duffy, Helen; Sunde, Ashley – American Institutes for Research, 2021
As educational digest and newspaper headlines can attest, COVID-19 is affecting the mental health and academic achievement of students across the country. School counselors are uniquely positioned in schools and districts to provide access to many of the supports that help bolster the well-being of students and allow them to be present and succeed…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, School Counselors
Zhang, Jizhi; Bohrnstedt, George; Zheng, Xiaying; Bai, Yifan; Yee, Darrick; Broer, Markus – American Institutes for Research, 2021
Filling the STEM pipeline from secondary schools to postsecondary institutions is essential for the nations' competitiveness in the 21st century. It is therefore crucial to motivate more high school students to consider entering one of the STEM fields and to prepare themselves by taking advanced coursework in STEM that will prime them for choosing…
Descriptors: College Students, Majors (Students), Course Selection (Students), STEM Education
Yee, Darrick; Ogut, Burhan; Bohrnstedt, George; Broer, Markus; Circi, Ruhan – American Institutes for Research, 2021
This study linked ninth-grade student background data and school-reported high school transcript data from the national High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) to student item responses on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics assessment to examine the relationships between high school coursework and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Grade 9, High School Students, Course Selection (Students)
Knudson, Joel; Handjojo, Candice; Sunde, Ashley – American Institutes for Research, 2021
Computer science (CS) education in California has grown substantially in the last decade. Early grassroots efforts have evolved into a broad coalition of educators, industry leaders, and other members of the CS community known as Computer Science for California (CSforCA). At the same time, developments in multiple aspects of state policy reflect…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Computer Science Education, Educational Development
Ogut, Burhan; Bohrnstedt, George; Broer, Markus – American Institutes for Research, 2021
Ensuring that students are ready for college when they graduate from high school has important implications for students, educators, education policymakers, and other stakeholders. This study focuses on an examination of the relationship between the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) grade 12 mathematics assessment and college…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Longitudinal Studies, High School Students, Mathematics Tests
Zhang, Jizhi; Bohrnstedt, George; Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Ikoma, Sakiko; Ogut, Burhan; Broer, Markus – American Institutes for Research, 2021
This study uses the overlap sample of about 3,500 students who participated both in the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) and the 2013 Grade 12 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics assessment to investigate how mathematics motivation (mathematics identity, mathematics self-efficacy, and mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Student Motivation, Mathematics Achievement, National Competency Tests
Kendziora, Kimberly; Li, Yibing; Spier, Elizabeth – American Institutes for Research, 2021
Culturally Responsive, Embedded, Social and Emotional Learning (CRESEL) in Alaska integrated social and emotional learning (SEL), culturally responsive, and trauma-informed approaches in rural and frontier school districts. The evaluation of CRESEL included implementation and impact evaluations. The implementation evaluation found that most…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Social Emotional Learning, Trauma, Rural Schools
Ogut, Burhan; Circi, Ruhan; Yee, Darrick – American Institutes for Research, 2021
Increasing the rigor of courses taken in high school is a crucial part of education policy. However, existing knowledge about high school coursework is outdated. Using data from a recent nationally representative data set, this brief reports results that expand our knowledge base on the relationship between rigorous coursework and postsecondary…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, High School Students, Outcomes of Education, Difficulty Level
Hester, Candace; Kitmitto, Sami – American Institutes for Research, 2020
Prior research indicates that future workers will not possess enough training to contribute to a robust U.S. labor market, especially in "middle-skill" roles that require some postsecondary education but not a 4-year degree. At the same time, the last 30 years have borne witness to an increased likelihood that middle-skill individuals…
Descriptors: Job Skills, College Credits, Postsecondary Education, Job Training
Hester, Candace; Kitmitto, Sami; Yibass, Semret – American Institutes for Research, 2020
It is commonly understood that education is one of the most reliable paths to economic security-- particularly for Black and Latinx people and for people from low-wealth families. But it is less well known that the greatest unmet labor market demand is for workers with "middle skills," who have some postsecondary training but not a…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Job Skills, Certification, College Credits
Rege, Gauri; Curnow, Christina – American Institutes for Research, 2020
Indiana's state grant application for participation in the Occupational Licensing Policy Learning Consortium identified increasing portability of licensure for targeted professionals as an area of focus. The 2019 Indiana General Assembly passed the Enhanced Nurse Licensing Compact (eNLC) legislation, which went into effect July 1, 2019. The eNLC…
Descriptors: Certification, State Legislation, Nurses, Emergency Medical Technicians
Fulbeck, Eleanor; Atchison, Drew; Giffin, Jessica; Seidel, Dorothy; Eccleston, Megan – American Institutes for Research, 2020
AIR researchers conducted a descriptive study of station rotation. The study described what station rotation looks like in classrooms, examined perspectives about station rotation, and explored student learning associated with station rotation. AIR researchers found that teachers and principals had positive perceptions of station rotation.…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Learning Modalities, Teaching Methods, Learning Centers (Classroom)
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