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Research Finds that High School GPAs Are Stronger Predictors of College Graduation than ACT Scores

Students’ high school grade point averages are five times stronger than their ACT scores at predicting college graduation, according to a new study published today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational...
28-Jan-2020 1:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Special Issue of Educational Researcher Examines the Nature and Consequences of Null Findings in Education Research

A new special issue of AERA's peer reviewed journal Educational Researcher, titled “Randomized Controlled Trials Meet the Real World: The Nature and Consequences of Null Findings,” focuses on important questions raised by the prevalence of null...
17-Dec-2019 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Book Examines the Landscape and Effects of College Promise Programs

With college promise programs—also known as “free tuition” and “free college” programs—growing in popularity across the United States and with Democratic presidential candidates touting their own national free college proposals, the...
11-Dec-2019 10:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Text-based “Nudges” to High School Seniors from School Counselors Boost Financial Aid Filing, College Enrollment

High school seniors who receive texted reminders—or “nudges”—from their school counselors are 17 percent more likely to complete the college financial aid application process and 8 percent more likely to enroll in college directly after...
29-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Relationship between Racial Discipline Disparities and Academic Achievement Gaps in U.S. Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 16, 2019—An increase in either the discipline gap or the academic achievement gap between black and white students in the United States predicts a jump in the other, according to a new study published today in AERA Open,...
15-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

School Spending Cuts Triggered by Great Recession Linked to Sizable Learning Losses for Students in Hardest Hit Areas

Substantial school spending cuts triggered by the Great Recession were associated with sizable losses in academic achievement for students living in counties most affected by the economic downturn, according to a new study published today in AERA...
23-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: School District Secessions in the South Have Deepened Racial Segregation between School Systems

Since 2000, school district secessions in the South have increasingly sorted white and black students, and white and Hispanic students, into separate school systems, weakening the potential to improve school integration, according to a new study...
3-Sep-2019 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

School Segregation Worsens for Latino Children Compared with a Generation Ago

Latino children are likely to enter elementary schools this year with fewer white peers than a generation ago, judging by data reported in a new study published today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational...
29-Jul-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national professional organization devoted to the scientific study of education. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.


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