New federal grants and civil rights requirements have led states and districts to generate an unprecedented flood of data on students from preschool through college, and states are working to help districts make sense of it.
July 2011 Archives
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A new Israeli study finds older and adult students can learn new language rules faster and more accurately than young students.
The National Center for Education Statistics' annual National Forum on Education Statistics and NCES Data Conference begins next week, and Inside School Research will be live-Tweeting the event. While STATS-D.C. is always geared to the technical side, this year explosion of new sessions on using state longitudinal data systems and the piles of new data coming in from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
A new study by the RAND Corp. put the final nail in the coffin of New York City's teacher performance-pay program.
The Common Education Data Standards Initiative released a first draft of the second stage of its core data definitions, intended to get state data systems talking the same language.
The Austin, Texas-based Michael and Susan Dell Foundation has released a new data standard, intended to help educators and researchers to use information from state and local data systems even before the systems have been aligned.
The National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education, or CALDER, today merged with fellow nonprofit, the American Institutes for Research, leaving its previous home at the Urban Institute.
Countries in which schools frequently hold back or kick out students with low academic performance tend to have weaker, more expensive, and more socially inequitable education systems overall according to a new analysis by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The head of Microsoft's public education division calls for countries to develop more holistic assessments of students' skills.
A new research analysis suggests classroom social programs are most effective during the transitions into primary and high school.
The National Center for Education Statistics is looking for ways to plug holes in our understanding of children's trajectory from elementary to secondary school.
A $50 million research project will evaluate whether students who attend summer programs can accumulate summer learning from year to year.
The Education Department Office of Civil Rights has released new data on opportunity gaps among students at 72,000 schools.
At the National Board for Education Sciences meeting in Washington on Wednesday, researchers proposed new ways to conduct high-quality experiments on a budget.