Newswise — WASHINGTON, D.C., January 9, 2014 ─ Research on teacher turnover, reading interventions, school climate, student assessment, teacher evaluation, and more appeared in the 10 most popular AERA journal articles of 2013. Based on the number of times they were accessed online and downloaded, the following were the top AERA research articles published in 2013.

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1. “How Teacher Turnover Harms Student Achievement”Researchers and policymakers often assume that teacher turnover harms student achievement, though recent studies suggest this may not be the case. American Educational Research Journal Vol. 50, No. 1: 4–36Matthew Ronfeldt, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff

2. “Extensive Reading Interventions for Students With Reading Difficulties After Grade 3”Accelerating reading growth in the upper grades may be more challenging than in the earliest grades, even when extensive interventions are implemented.Review of Educational Research Vol. 83, No. 2: 163–195Jeanne Wanzek, Sharon Vaughn, Nancy K. Scammacca, Kristina Metz, Christy S. Murray, Greg Roberts, Louis Danielson

3. “Making Sense of Assessment Feedback in Higher Education”This thorough critique of the latest developments in the assessment feedback field focuses on the feedback students receive on their coursework from multiple sources. Review of Educational Research Vol. 83, No. 1: 70–120Carol Evans

4. “A Review of School Climate Research”Over the past three decades, researchers and educators have increasingly recognized the importance of K–12 school climate. This work presents an integrative review on school climate research.Review of Educational Research Vol. 83, No. 3: 357–385Amrit Thapa, Jonathan Cohen, Shawn Guffey, Ann Higgins-D’Alessandro

5. “Student Teaching's Contribution to Preservice Teacher Development: A Review of Research Focused on the Preparation of Teachers for Urban and High-Needs Contexts”Policymakers and practitioners alike increasingly tout clinical experiences as a key component of preservice teacher preparation. This article reflects an attempt to bring depth and nuance to discussion and debate about clinical experience.Review of Educational Research Vol. 83, No. 1: 3–69Lauren M. Anderson, Jamy A. Stillman

6. “Analyzing Poverty, Learning, and Teaching Through a Critical Race Theory Lens”In this article, the author explores poverty as an outside-of-school factor and its influence on the inside-of-school experiences and outcome of students. Review of Research in Education Vol. 37: 1–53H. Richard Milner

7. “Extraordinary Pedagogies for Working Within School Settings Serving Nondominant Students”This article outlines some of the exceptional pedagogies that teachers and educators have developed in recent years to address the needs of nondominant students and families served by public schools and institutions of higher learning. Review of Research in Education Vol. 37: vii–xiChristian Faltis, Jamal Abedi

8. “Upping the Ante of Text Complexity in the Common Core State Standards: Examining Its Potential Impact on Young Readers”The authors examine the theoretical and empirical support for three assumptions that underlie the acceleration of text complexity in Grades 2-3. Educational Researcher Vol. 42, No. 1: 44–51Elfrieda H. Hiebert, Heidi Mesmer

9. “Leading via Teacher Evaluation: The Case of the Missing Clothes?”The authors address the question of whether focusing on the teacher evaluation process is likely to accomplish what reformers hope. Educational Researcher Vol. 42, No. 6: 349–354Joseph Murphy, Philip Hallinger, Ronald Heck

10. “Incentive Pay Programs Do Not Affect Teacher Motivation or Reported Practices: Results From Three Randomized Studies”The authors examine the extent to which pay-for-performance programs motivated teachers to improve student achievement and the impact of such programs on teachers' instruction, number of hours worked, job stress, and collegiality.Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis Vol. 35, No. 1: 3–22Kun Yuan, Vi-Nhuan Le, Daniel F. McCaffrey, Julia Marsh, Laura Hamilton, Brian Stecher, Matthew Springer

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