The results of a large, randomized controlled trial conducted in Indiana suggest that diagnostic or interim assessments have mixed and limited effects on final or summative exam results.


On the first day of sessions of the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, researchers highlighted the mismatch between the number of students who qualify for vouchers and the space in private schools that accept them.


U.S. students scored above average on the first PISA assessment of creative problem solving but still lagged behind top-performing nations.


Janette Klingner, who died March 20, was best known as a prominent scholar of special education and bilingual and bicultural education but she was also remembered as a mentor, teacher, and friend.


The Education Research Alliance, which is based at Tulane University, will partner with local organizations to study New Orleans's post-Katrina school reforms.


Highlights of the upcoming Philadelphia conference, award winners and new leadership for the American Educational Research Association.


A research brief highlights pros and cons of tracking and detracking 9th grade algebra classes in Chicago schools but the results are difficult to interpret without first understanding the different levels of support provided to those affected by both types of reforms.


A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website based in part on a forthcoming research review identifies sex-education programs that have been proven to curtail sexual activity, decrease teen-age pregnancy rates, foster the use of contraceptives and/or reduce rates of sexually transmitted infections.


The latest study from Stanford's Center for Research on Education Outcomes suggests that Los Angeles charter schools outperform charter schools in other areas.


Research from the University of Minnesota suggests adolescents may perform better and experience fewer problems when school starts at 8:30 a.m. or later so students can get more sleep.


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