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Yamaguchi, Ryoko; Hall, Adam – National Center for Education Research, 2017
Between 2002 and 2014, the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) supported over 400 projects focused on education technology through the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). The majority of this work has been funded through Education Technology research topics of NCER…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Research, Research Projects, Public Agencies
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Rittle-Johnson, Bethany; Jordan, Nancy C. – National Center for Education Research, 2016
The focus of the present synthesis reflects the research on programs, practices, and policies intended to improve mathematics outcomes funded through the Institute of Education Sciences' (IES's) National Center for Education Research (NCER) and National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). The authors were asked to review those published…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Journal Articles, Books, Mathematics Skills
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Yamaguchi, Ryoko; Hall, Adam – National Center for Education Research, 2016
This compendium organizes information on the math and science projects sponsored by NCER and NCSER into two main sections: Mathematics and Science. Within each section, projects are sorted into chapters based on content area, grade level, and intended outcome. In determining the chapters, we considered the emerging college- and career-readiness…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education, Educational Research, Preschool Education
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Yamaguchi, Ryoko; Hall, Adam; Stapleton, Katina; Doolittle, Emily; Buckley, Jacquelyn – National Center for Education Research, 2016
The purpose of this compendium is to catalog NCER's and NCSER's contributions to social-behavioral research. Research undertaken as part of these projects is contributing to a knowledge base that ultimately aims to improve academic outcomes for students via improvements in students' social-behavioral competencies, teachers' practices, and the…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Behavioral Science Research, Research Projects, Public Agencies
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Zelazo, Philip David; Blair, Clancy B.; Willoughby, Michael T. – National Center for Education Research, 2016
Executive function (EF) skills are the attention-regulation skills that make it possible to sustain attention, keep goals and information in mind, refrain from responding immediately, resist distraction, tolerate frustration, consider the consequences of different behaviors, reflect on past experiences, and plan for the future. As EF research…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Attention Control, Educational Research, Learning Processes
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Shadish, William R.; Hedges, Larry V.; Horner, Robert H.; Odom, Samuel L. – National Center for Education Research, 2015
The field of education is increasingly committed to adopting evidence-based practices. Although randomized experimental designs provide strong evidence of the causal effects of interventions, they are not always feasible. For example, depending upon the research question, it may be difficult for researchers to find the number of children necessary…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Case Studies, Research Design, Observation
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Lohr, Sharon; Schochet, Peter Z.; Sanders, Elizabeth – National Center for Education Research, 2014
Suppose an education researcher wants to test the impact of a high school drop-out prevention intervention in which at-risk students attend classes to receive intensive summer school instruction. The district will allow the researcher to randomly assign students to the treatment classes or to the control group. Half of the students (the treatment…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Design, Data Analysis, Intervention
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National Center for Education Research, 2013
Since its inception in 2002, the National Center for Education Research (NCER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has funded over 700 education research grants and over 60 education training grants. The research grants have supported exploratory research to build theory or generate hypotheses on factors that may affect educational…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Publications, Grants, Federal Aid
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Chen, Xianglei; Bersudskaya, Vera; Cubarrubi, Archie – National Center for Education Research, 2011
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that Title IV degree-granting institutions disclose annually the graduation rates of first-time, full-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduate students, disaggregated by gender, each major racial/ethnic subgroup, and receipt or non-receipt of a federal Pell grant or subsidized…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Opportunities, Federal Legislation, Disclosure
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Ruby, Allen; Doolittle, Emily – National Center for Education Research, 2010
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and the Division of Violence Prevention in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborated to conduct a rigorous impact evaluation of programs aimed at improving students' behavior. For this evaluation, such programs were termed Social…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students, School Activities
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National Center for Special Education Research, 2015
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014), one in 68 children is now classified as having an Autism Spectrum Disorder A(SD), a significant rise from previous estimates. The prevalence of ASD creates an extraordinary demand on schools, staff, and teachers to provide interventions that meet the educational needs of students…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Special Education, Educational Research
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National Center for Education Research, 2009
Since 2002, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has funded more than 400 research grants through the National Center for Education Research. This document lists the publications that have resulted from these projects. Publications from IES grantees include articles intended for scientific audiences, as well as articles written for general…
Descriptors: Audiences, Grants, Educational Research, Publications
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Connor, Carol M.; Alberto, Paul A.; Compton, Donald L.; O'Connor, Rollanda E. – National Center for Special Education Research, 2014
Reading difficulties and disabilities present serious and potentially lifelong challenges. Children who do not read well are more likely to be retained a grade in school, drop out of high school, become a teen parent, or enter the juvenile justice system. Building on the extant research and seminal studies, including the National Reading Panel and…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Reading Skills, At Risk Students
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National Center for Education Research, 2008
A variety of preschool curricula is available and in widespread use, however, there is a lack of evidence from rigorous evaluations regarding the effects of these curricula on children's school readiness. The lack of such information is important as early childhood center-based programs have been a major, sometimes the sole, component of a number…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Low Income, Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Children
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National Center for Education Research, 2008
In 2002, National Center for Education Research (NCER) began with three research grant competitions--one focused on reading instruction, one on preschool curricula, and one on student learning from a cognitive science perspective. These competitions resulted in a total of 24 research grants. Since that auspicious beginning, the grant competitions…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Cognitive Psychology, Grants, Reading Instruction
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