THIS WEEK  Education Research Report

THIS WEEK Education Research Report

Education Research Report

Education Research Report

NAEP scores: Pre-Common Core improvement replaced by declines after Common Core was implemented

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 17h
U.S. reading and math scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and other assessments have seen historic declines since most states implemented national Common Core English and math curriculum standards six years ago, according to a new study published by Pioneer Institute. While Common Core was promoted as improving the international competitiveness of U.S. students in mat
Survey: School engagement is surprisingly high, despite concerns about the future

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 21h
School-age children in nearly 90% of households are engaged in educational activities provided by their school. Almost 80% of households are satisfied with school communication. Most parents give a high grade to their child’s online education, but some are concerned their kids won’t be well prepared for the next school year. These findings come from a national tracking survey measuring the impact

A brief social-belonging intervention in college improves adult outcomes for black Americans

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 21h
A one-hour exercise designed to increase feelings of social belonging administered during the first year of college appears to significantly improve the lives and careers of black students up to eleven years later, psychologists report. The authors say their findings suggest that targeted and timely psychological intervention can be an important tool to interrupt generational sociocultural disadv
Survey re options for next school year

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 21h
Complete report Beginning on April 16 and running for eight days, the Collaborative for Student Success conducted a voluntary online survey of 5,500+ education professionals from across the country. Every state in the country is represented with half of the states providing at least 50 responses. A vast majority of participants were teachers (4,500; 81%). However, nearly 700 administrators also t

APR 30

Children who have difficult relationships with their moms are clingy towards teachers

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 1d
Children who experience "dependent" or clingy relationships with their preschool teachers tend to also have difficulties in their relationships with their mothers finds researchers at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The research, published in peer-reviewed academic research journal Attachment and Human Behavior , went even further to find that later in elem
Gen Z Hispanics and STEM

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 1d
The U.S. workforce is forecast to grow 5.2% by 2028. Jobs in the STEM sector will grow by even more, 8.8%. The emergencies created by Covid-19 highlight the need for a strong domestic STEM sector. It also highlights the urgency for racial/ ethnic equity – in access to STEM technology and in cultivating the future STEM workforce. Gen Z – today’s students – will be critical to meeting the growing d
Presence of School Nurses in Public Schools

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 1d
The National Center for Education Statistics released a new Data Point report today , entitled School Nurses in U.S. Public Schools. This report describes the presence of school nurses in public schools from the 2007-08 to 2015-16 school years and by selected school characteristics of the 2015-16 school year, including the following findings: During the 2015-16 school year, just over half (52 per

APR 28

Visual-spatial learning disorder is more common than thought, finds study

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 3d
Nonverbal learning disability (NVLD), a poorly understood and often-overlooked disorder that causes problems with visual-spatial processing, may affect nearly 3 million children in the United States, making it one of the most common learning disorders, according to a new study by led by Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The study, the first to estimate the prevalence of NVLD in the gener
Projections suggest major academic impacts from COVID closures for students, especially in mathematics

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 3d
Complete report As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic closes schools across the nation, education systems are scrambling to meet the needs of schools, families, and 55.1 million students during these unprecedented times. The economic impacts and trauma of recent events will also have far reaching effects that will likely exacerbate long-standing opportunity gaps. While it is difficult to specula
Review of Preschool Social and Emotional Learning Interventions

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 3d
This meta-analysis summarized the effects of universal and targeted social and emotional learning (SEL) interventions in 48 studies on the development of social and emotional skills and the reduction of problem behaviors in 15,498 preschool students. For universal SEL interventions delivered to all students, a random-effects model with 33 primary studies showed small to medium effects for the ove
Improving reading comprehension and science domain knowledge through a first-grade content literacy intervention.

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 3d
This study investigated the effectiveness of the Model of Reading Engagement (MORE), a content literacy intervention, on first graders’ science domain knowledge, reading engagement, and reading comprehension. The MORE intervention emphasizes the role of domain knowledge and reading engagement in supporting reading comprehension. MORE lessons included a 10-day thematic unit that provided a framewo
Principals’ Most Important Education Goals

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 3d
The National Center for Education Statistics has released two new Data Point Reports examining the education goals of public school principals by charter status, school level, and community type. When comparing the top three education goals of public school principals: Most principals, regardless of school locale, chose academic goals as one of their top three education objectives. Overall, 72 pe
Postsecondary Enrollment of CTE Students

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 3d
Today , the National Center for Education Statistics released a new Data Point that compares the postsecondary enrollment of high school graduates who earned a minimum number of credits in a single career and technical education (CTE) field (CTE concentrators) with those who did not concentrate in CTE. Findings include: Overall, 78 percent of students who graduated from a public high school in 20

APR 27

Early high school start times adversely affect attendance

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 4d
A new study finds that earlier high school start times can have significant adverse consequences for students, including increased rates of tardiness and absenteeism. "The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that high schools begin class after 8:30 a.m., but we know that most schools start much earlier," says Melinda Morrill, an associate professor of economics at North Carolina State Unive
American Instructional Resources Survey

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 4d
A new technical report provides information about the sample, survey instrument, and resultant data for the s (AIRS) that were administered to principals and teachers in spring 2019 via RAND's American Educator Panels. The AIRS focused on instructional resources used and supported in English language arts, mathematics, and science K–12 classrooms across the United States. Follow up RAND reports w
The Role of Teachers and Schools in Reporting Child Maltreatment

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 4d
Nearly 4 in 10 children report experiencing maltreatment by adulthood. Early detection mitigates maltreatment’s negative effects. Yet factors that drive early detection remain understudied. This study examines one possible source of early detection: educators in school settings. Administrative data on reports of child maltreatment across the U.S. over a 14-year period allows the authors to use tw
Asian American Discrimination in Harvard Admissions

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 4d
Detecting racial discrimination using observational data is challenging because of the presence of unobservables that may be correlated with race. Using data made public in the SFFA v. Harvard case, we estimate discrimination in a setting where this concern is mitigated. This study shows that there is a substantial penalty against Asian Americans in admissions with limited scope for omitted varia
The student-to-school-counselor ratio is narrowing

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 4d
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has released recent data that shows the student-to-school-counselor ratio is narrowing – reaching its lowest margin in nearly 32 years. ASCA has compiled student-to-school-counselor ratio data from the 2018–2019 school year via the most recent available data collected in the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics st
Courses, Credits, Attainment, and Time to Degree of 2011–12 Beginning Postsecondary Students

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 4d
A new National Center for Education Statistics First Look report, Courses Taken, Credits Earned, and Time to Degree: A First Look at the Postsecondary Transcripts of 2011–12 Beginning Postsecondary Students , examines the 6-year coursetaking experiences, postsecondary attainment, and time to degree of U.S. undergraduates who began their postsecondary education for the first time in the 2011–12 ac

APR 24

A new report warns of the long-term dangers to pre-K from the current health and economic crisis

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 7d
A new report from the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) warns of the long-term dangers to pre-K from the current health and economic crisis and points to the potential for bipartisan support to improve pre-K access and quality despite serious challenges. “Even when the economy has been strong, progress providing pre-K to the nation’s children has been slow and uneven,” said

APR 23

Tai-Chi-based mindfulness training reduced core ADHD symptoms in children

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 8d
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder affecting between 8-10 percent of school-age children. In a recent study published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics , Stewart H. Mostofsky, M.D., director of the Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research at Kennedy Krieger Institute, and Karen E. Seymour, Ph.D., assist

The Nation's Report Card: 2018 U.S. History, Geography, and Civics at Grade 8

by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 8d
These online Highlights reports present an overview of results from the NAEP 2018 civics, geography, and U.S. history reports. The reports include national results on the performance of eighth-grade students. Results are presented in 
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