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Study: Diverse College Classrooms Linked to Better STEM Learning Outcomes for All Students

Students achieve better grades in college science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses when those classrooms have higher numbers of underrepresented racial-minority and first-generation college students, according to new research...
5-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: School Debate Programs Linked to Improvements in Academic Achievement, Graduation Rates, and College Enrollment

Participating in policy debate programs in middle and high school is associated with improvements in English language arts (ELA) achievement and increases in the likelihood that students graduate from high school and enroll in postsecondary...
23-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Struggling Students Who Repeat Third Grade See Improved Achievement

Third-grade retention can increase the reading and math scores of struggling students, with positive effects lasting into middle school, according to new research released today.
11-Oct-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Admissions Policies that Consider Grades and Test Scores in Context of Available Opportunities Are Linked to College Success

Indicators of high school grades and standardized test scores that take into account the levels of school, neighborhood, and family resources available to students are strongly associated with those students’ success in college, according to new...
15-Sep-2023 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds That State-Mandated Civics Test Policy Does Not Improve Youth Voter Turnout

New research finds that a commonly used state-mandated civics test policy—the Civics Education Initiative (CEI)—does not improve youth voter turnout, at least in the short term.
12-Sep-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds That a Small Number of Teachers Effectively Double the Racial Gaps Among Students Referred for Disciplinary Action

The top 5 percent of teachers most likely to refer students to the principal’s office for disciplinary action do so at such an outsized rate that they effectively double the racial gaps in such referrals, according to new research released today.
14-Jun-2023 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Giving Parents Better School Quality Data Encourages Them to Consider Less Affluent, Less White Schools—To a Point

In a study published today in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association, researchers David M. Houston of George Mason University and Jeffrey R. Henig of Teachers College, Columbia University, found that...
7-Jun-2023 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

AERA23 Study Snapshots for April 15

The following selected research papers will be presented at the place-based component of the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago, Ill, on April 15.
15-Apr-2023 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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