Fourth graders are capable of using a computer to type, organize, and write well enough to be assessed, a federal pilot study finds. But whether a computer-based test can effectively measure their abilities remains to be determined.
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July 25, 2014
July 22, 2014
Doubling up on math classes for a year may help middle school students in the short-term, but the benefits of doing so depreciate over timeand are likely not be worth the price of missing out on instruction in other subjects, according to a new study.
June 26, 2014
Music, movement, and manipulatives, while fun, may hinder 1st graders struggling in math, study suggests.
June 02, 2014
Findings of three new studies suggest that some students may benefit from STEM-focused schools, but that, overall, they're not necessarily more effective.
May 22, 2014
A photo of an arts education program for students with special needs illustrates the kinds of social and communication gains students can make.
May 21, 2014
Two arts education reports released last week highlight the variability in how schools and informal-learning environments are addressing the arts across the country.
May 14, 2014
The latest round of NAEP results for 12th graders delves into a variety of contextual factors, including math courses students have taken and their attitudes toward reading.
May 09, 2014
Elementary students spend nearly a third of their time off task, with distractions more likely to happen when they are working on their own or receiving whole-group instruction.
May 08, 2014
An examination of what students choose for their "outside" reading in grades 1 through 12 shows disconcerting patterns taking hold in middle school.
April 16, 2014
A new report aims to make sense of the "confusing landscape" that is integrated science, technology, engineering, and math education, laying out the benefitsand the many challengesof connecting the STEM disciplines.