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IES to Extend Funding Application Deadlines in Areas Impacted by Hurricanes

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:27:22 EDT

The deadline to submit applications for two IES research programs will be extended for eligible applicants located in the counties most impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Education Research and Development Centers (84.305C) and Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice in Special Education (84.324N)



Teacher Professional Development in Oklahoma Rural and Nonrural Schools

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:50:38 EDT

This study from REL Southwest describes teacher professional development in Oklahoma based on a survey of elementary and secondary school principals, noting differences between rural and nonrural schools and the barriers teachers face.



WWC Summarizes the Research on Leveled Literacy Intervention

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:08:32 EDT

Leveled Literacy Intervention is a short-term, small-group literacy intervention designed to help struggling readers achieve grade-level competency. The WWC reviewed the research and found that the program has positive impacts on general reading achievement, potentially positive impacts on reading fluency, and no discernible effects on alphabetics.



A Look at Adult Education and Attainment Scores Across Nations

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This new report highlights differences in the average literacy and numeracy scores for adults in 22 countries at different levels of education attainment. The brief further compares gaps in literacy and numeracy scores between adults of higher and lower education attainment across countries that participated in the first round of Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies.



A Look at the Nondegree Credentials of U.S. Adults

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

New findings from the National Household Education Surveys show that in 2016 more than one quarter of adults had a nondegree credential, including a postsecondary certificate, occupational license, or occupational certification.



Deadline Approaching to Comment on IES Research Goals

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:43:11 EDT

IES is still accepting public comments on two of its research goals--Efficacy and Replication (Goal 3) and Effectiveness (Goal 4). Comments should be submitted by October 2, 2017.



A Look at College Applications for 2009 High School Freshmen

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

A new report finds that nearly 80 percent of students who were high school freshmen in 2009 applied or registered for postsecondary education four years later. The report uses data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009.



New ERIC Webinar: Using ERIC for Systematic Evidence Reviews of Research

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:26:24 EDT

Join ERIC on September 13th at 2pm EST for a webinar to learn how the tools in ERIC can help you identify relevant sources for your systematic evidence reviews of education research.



New Intervention Report on I CAN Learn® Algebra Curriculum

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 11:26:59 EDT

I CAN Learn® Algebra is a computer-based math curriculum for students in middle school, high school, and college. The WWC reviewed the available evidence and found that I CAN Learn® Algebra has no discernible effects on Grade 8 mathematics achievement.



New Intervention Report on I CAN Learn® Pre-Algebra Curriculum

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 11:25:47 EDT

I CAN Learn® is a computer-based math curriculum for students in middle school, high school, and college. The WWC reviewed the available evidence and found that I CAN Learn® Pre-Algebra has no discernible effects on Grade 8 mathematics achievement.



A Fresh Look at Public Schools in the U.S.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

There were an estimated 90,400 K-12 public schools in the United States in 2015-16, including 83,500 traditional public and 6,900 public charter schools. This report uses data from the National Teacher and Principal Survey, 2015-16.



New Findings Exploring Instructional Practices Related to Young Students' Language Development and Comprehension

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:14:38 EDT

A new evaluation brief identifies instructional practices related to young students’ growth in language skills and comprehension in listening and reading. The brief suggests directions for future evaluation.



Characteristics of Private Schools in 2015-16

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

There were more than 34,500 private schools in the United States in the fall of 2015, serving nearly 5 million students, according to new results from the 2015-16 Private School Universe Survey. Other data include school size, religious orientation, geographic region, community type, and program emphasis.



A Fresh Look at U.S. Public School Teachers

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Data from the 2015-16 National Teacher and Principal Survey provide information about the more than 3.8 million teachers that work in U.S public schools.



A Fresh Look at Public School Principals in the U.S.

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

New Results from the National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) provide information about the approximately 90,400 principals who are leading public K-12 schools in the United States.