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Shuqiong Lin; Megha Joshi; Kate Caton; Joseph Patrick Wilson – American Institutes for Research, 2024
The American Institutes for Research® (AIR®) partnered with Girls Who Code (GWC) to conduct an independent study evaluating the effectiveness of two GWC summer virtual programs, the Summer Immersion Program (SIP) and the Self-Paced Program (SPP), on promoting the pursuit of Computer Science (CS)-related postsecondary education for high school…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Summer Programs, Program Effectiveness
Wayne, Andrew J.; Song, Mengli; Bishop, Alex; Graczewski, Cheryl; Kitmitto, Sami; Lally, Heleana – American Institutes for Research, 2023
Relying on a teacher-level randomized experiment with a sample of 87 middle and high school teachers, this study was designed to examine the implementation and impact of MyTeachingPartner-Secondary delivered by local coaches who were trained and supported by the program provider. Due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, implementation…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Coaching (Performance), COVID-19
Arellanes, Melissa; Brown-Sims, Melissa; Castro, Marina; Davis, Elisabeth; Garcia-Arena, Patricia; Larsen, Eric; Salvato, Bradley – American Institutes for Research, 2023
Partners to Lead (PtL) is a school leadership professional development (PD) project funded by a 5-year Education Innovation and Research grant and implemented by the DuPage, Illinois, Regional Office of Education (ROE) in 37 public elementary, middle, and high schools in four Illinois ROEs. The American Institutes for Research® (AIR®), the…
Descriptors: School Administration, Leadership Training, Faculty Development, Grants
Corey Savage; Saki Ikoma – American Institutes for Research, 2023
Civic learning is an increasingly salient topic in research, policy, and practice. However, the recent empirical evidence on access to civic learning opportunities is limited. We build on prior research using survey items from the 2018 National Assessment of Educational Progress civics assessment and provide descriptive evidence on disparities in…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, History Instruction, Democracy
American Institutes for Research, 2023
In 2022, the Indigenous Education State Leaders Network (IESLN) and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) received a 4-year Educational Equity in Policy Implementation grant from the AIR Equity Initiative to study Indigenous student identification issues and respond to needs in the field. The Indigenous Student Identification (ISI) project…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Indigenous Populations, Minority Group Students, American Indian Students
Melissa Brown-Sims; Eric Larsen; Melissa Arellanes; Sarah Mae Olivar; Damon Blair; Jasmine James – American Institutes for Research, 2023
The American Institutes for Research® (AIR®) has conducted an independent evaluation of the implementation and impact of the Teach For America (TFA) Rural School Leadership Academy (RSLA), a 1-year professional development program designed for two streams of aspiring and current leaders. The objective of RSLA is to recruit and provide professional…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Administrators, Developmental Programs
Jennifer Poole; Helen Muhisani; Christopher Paek; Chaunté White; McCall Pitcher; Courtney Tanenbaum; Kelle Parsons; Steven Hurlburt; Jessica Mason; Brannan Mitchell-Slentz; Korantema Kaleem; Angela Whistler – American Institutes for Research, 2023
Growing numbers of institutions have come to recognize the deficiencies in their systems, structures, processes, and practices that disrupt all students having equitable access to high-quality support, services, and academic programming to achieve their postsecondary attainment goals. College leaders have come to realize that today's students do…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Colleges, Universities
Jordan Rickles; Lauren Ramsay; Jessica Mason; Tori Cirks; Nada Rayyes; Roman Ruiz; Kyle Neering; Mark Lachowicz; Asta Mackeviciene; Katherine Allen; Lillianna Franco Carrera; Ji?Hyun?Yang; Rhonda Baylor; Beverly Gilbert – American Institutes for Research, 2023
The "Blueprint for Maryland's Future," passed by the 2021 Maryland General Assembly, requires that a college and career readiness (CCR) standard be set for Maryland public school students that "certifies that by the end of 10th grade, and not later than the end of 12th grade, a student has the requisite literacy in English and math…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Public Schools, High School Students
Vanessa Coca; Sara Mitchell; Christina LiCalsi – American Institutes for Research, 2023
Pursuing postsecondary education is complicated for adult learners with children, also known as parenting adult learners (PALs). PALs must consider family expenses in addition to college expenses and make tough decisions about how to spend their time across their academic, work, and family responsibilities. Nonetheless, PALs are highly motivated,…
Descriptors: Parents, Adult Students, Higher Education, College Enrollment
Burhan Ogut; George Bohrnstedt; Markus Broer – American Institutes for Research, 2023
There is a growing interest in ensuring that students are prepared for college and a career when they finish high school. Research identified several indicators that are associated with college preparedness including attendance, grade point average (GPA), and test scores. However, it is difficult to use these indicators to determine the…
Descriptors: Grade 12, College Enrollment, College Preparation, Mathematics
Lynn Holdheide; Lois Kimmel; Jennifer Jirous-Rapp; Weade James; Jacqueline King – American Institutes for Research, 2023
Educator preparation programs (EPPs) have an opportunity to leverage and strengthen existing district partnerships to lead the way in co-designing teacher Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs), including the launch, operation, and continuous improvement of programs. At the very minimum, EPPs should be at the table as states, districts, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Partnerships in Education, Apprenticeships, Program Development
American Institutes for Research, 2023
Although public K-12 student enrollment dropped by 3% nationwide in 2020-21, the school year that marks the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the patterns differ for specific areas and types of schools. This paper describes the COVID-19 and Equity in Education (CEE) Enrollment Explorer tool, which was developed to help policymakers and educators…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Enrollment, Educational Equity (Finance)
Margolin, Jonathan; Pan, Jingtong; Friedman, Lawrence B.; Guyot, Katherine; Brown, Leah; Roach, Amy – American Institutes for Research, 2022
Playground Physics is a supplemental middle school science program designed to support embodied learning by enabling students to connect physics concepts to their own playful activities. The purpose of this study was to examine a model for scaling up the Playground Physics program and to determine the program's impact on middle school students'…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Science Instruction, Learning Processes, Physics
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
Gnedko-Berry, Natalya; Borman, Trisha; Park, So Jung; Durow, Jen; Ozuzu, Oluchi; Sejdijaj, Agnesa – American Institutes for Research, 2022
The study examined the effect of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) on social-emotional competencies of fifth and sixth graders in the 2018-19 academic year in Spokane, Washington. The study used archival data and quasi-experimental design with matching to compare social-emotional competencies of students taught by NBCTs and students taught…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, National Standards, Social Emotional Learning, Grade 5
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