Going forward, here are some of the issues researchers and education advocates will be exploring, as well as some of the problems cropping up in the recently released 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection.
April 2018 Archives
Massachusetts has been part of the transition from print to online in several state, national, and international tests. A new study looks at how moving from print to computer-based testing affected its students in the first few years.
More than 8 million students nationwide were reported chronically absent from school in 2015-16, federal data show, but some states and districts are doing better than others.
A new civil rights indicator lets education watchers compare how many days of instruction are lost to suspensions, and new research suggests it could disproportionately hurt students with disabilities.
The vast majority of schools that receive federal money for students in poverty use it schoolwide, but many have not taken advantage of flexibility to innovate with the grants.
Nutrition, sleep, exercise, and avoiding drugs are associated with not just better grades, but higher aspirations for college, a new study suggests
Researchers discuss how data can help schools break the school-to-prison pipeline and boost access to advanced courses at the American Educational Research Association conference.
The 2018 American Educational Research Association kicks off today in New York City.
The Trial Urban District Assessment of the Nation's Report Card expanded for 2017, by adding both new districts and a measure of all large school districts. While relatively few districts saw significant gains over 2015, urban districts as a whole seem to be gaining faster than the national average.
Educators and policymakers dig into the Sunshine State's NAEP results.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress releases the results of its first digital-format test of reading and math for 4th and 8th graders. Digging into the mostly flat results shows widening achievement gaps between struggling students and high-fliers.
With the scores for America's 4th and 8th graders not out until Tuesday, a variety of education watchers are already trying to decide what to think of the results. Here's a quick rundown of the most interesting indicators to watch, and misconceptions to avoid.
International benchmarking tests always make headlines, but reading between the lines would help education researchers and policymakers better use the tests to improve schools.
Aimee Guidera, the founding president of the Data Quality Campaign, will step down after 13 years at the helm of one of the most active organizational voices for education data in the field.
The way we learn to write letters by hand can affect how we mentally read them later on, a new study finds.
A new study suggests that students who have lower-achieving classmates in college than they had in high school show more symptoms of depression.