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May 23, 2014

Research Reveals 'Rich Get Richer' Scenario in Kindergarten Math

A new study finds that all kindergartners learn more math if their classmates are highly engaged but that some benefit more than others.

March 21, 2014

Devil Is in the Details When It Comes to Tracking, Detracking

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.

March 13, 2014

Schools Helping Struggling Students Also Can Boost High-Flyers, Study Says

Top students aren't necessarily hurt academically by a school's focus on low-performers, finds a new study at the Association for Education Finance and Policy conference.

February 13, 2014

Study Finds That Kindergarten is Too Easy

A study has found that kindergarten teachers spend most of their time on basic literacy and math but that children learn more when taught more advanced material.

December 13, 2011

Online Algebra I Class Can Boost Rural Students' Access, Skills

Online algebra classes can bridge the gap for rural students who are ready for advanced math but whose schools lack the resources for a formal class, according to the first federal longitudinal study of online algebra instruction.

April 30, 2009

The WWC Takes the Stuffing Out of an Asian Tiger

The What Works Clearinghouse gives an inconclusive review of the research on the effectiveness of the popular Singapore Math textbook series.

April 03, 2009

Spatial Skills and the Tipsy Bottle Task

Here's today's quiz item for readers: In the illustration at right, draw a line to show that the bottle is half full. Easy, right? Apparently, not for everyone. Pennsylvania State University researcher Lynn Liben has posed this question to hundreds of adults and children and found that surprisi...

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