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IES Announces New FY 2017 Research Grants under the Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions Program

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:53:59 EDT

IES recently awarded five new research grants under the Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions Program. See IES press release for further details.

Cost Analyses to Inform Decisions About Program Choices, Budgets, and Strategies

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:25:13 EDT

This brief explains how cost analyses can inform decision making in education and what resources exist to help calculate the costs of education programs. It also discusses the purposes, advantages, and disadvantages for four types of cost analyses.

IES Announces FY 2018 Education Research and Development Center Grant Competition

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 15:27:21 EDT

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) announces the Education Research and Development Center Program (84.305C) FY 2018 grant competition.

IES Announces 2018 Special Education Research Grant Competition

Wed, 31 May 2017 09:00:14 EDT

The National Center for Special Education Research released funding announcements for the following FY 2018 grant competitions—Special Education Research Grants; Research Training Programs in Special Education; Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions; and Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice in Special Education.

IES Announces 2018 Education Research Grant Competition

Wed, 31 May 2017 08:58:37 EDT

The National Center for Education Research has released funding announcements for the following FY 2018 grant competitions—Education Research Grants, Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy, and Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions. For more details, click here.

More Research is Needed on the Effectiveness of the ACT Aspire System

Wed, 31 May 2017 08:15:14 EDT

The What Works Clearinghouse reviewed the research on ACT Aspire, a program that assesses and monitors students’ readiness for college and career. None of the available research met WWC group design standards, meaning more research is needed to determine the program’s effectiveness.

The Condition of Education 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

The Condition of Education summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The 2017 Condition of Education report presents 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons. Also included in the report are 4 Spotlight indicators that provide more in-depth analyses on selected topics.

Financial Literacy of 15-Year-Olds: Results From PISA 2015

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This Data Point presents results on the PISA 2015 financial literacy assessment of 15-year-old students in the United States and the 14 other education systems that participated. The Data Point discusses how U.S. 15-year-olds performed, on average, on the PISA financial literacy assessment compared to their peers in the other education systems as well as how this compares to the 2012 assessment; and the percentage of top and low performers in the United States and the other education systems.

New Primary Math Report: Saxon Math Shows Mixed Effects on Math Achievement

Tue, 16 May 2017 08:16:35 EDT

The Saxon Math curriculum is based on incremental development and continual review, and focuses on limiting the amount of new math content students receive each day and incorporating daily practice of those concepts. This report includes research examined in a prior Saxon Math intervention reports (2013) as well as new studies.

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT

This annual report covers topics such as victimization, teacher injury, bullying and cyber-bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, student perceptions of personal safety at school, and criminal incidents at postsecondary institutions. A joint effort by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, indicators of crime and safety are compared across different population subgroups and over time.

IES Announces Nearly $8 Million in Education Technology Funding

Thu, 4 May 2017 10:09:00 EDT

Funding from the ED/IES Small Business Innovation Research program has been awarded to 18 organizations for the development and testing of games, apps, programs and other education technology.

Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Impacts After One Year

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:00:11 EDT

A new study found that the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), the only federally-funded private school voucher program in the United States, had negative impacts on student achievement but positive impacts on parent perceptions of school safety for those participating in the program.

Comparing Outcomes for Students Placed in Developmental or Credit-bearing Courses at Northern Marianas College

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:34:41 EDT

The study reports on the academic outcomes of first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in credit-bearing versus developmental English or math courses at Northern Marianas College.

REL Pacific Examines College Readiness in the Northern Mariana Islands

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:27:25 EDT

The report examines the high school academic preparation and demographic characteristics of public high school graduates in the Northern Mariana Islands who placed into credit-bearing versus developmental college courses at Northern Marianas College.

Does using the Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System improve student and school outcomes?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:46:02 EDT

A new REL Midwest report describes the impact of a comprehensive early warning system on students’ attendance, course performance, and behavior.