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Research & Forecasts


Education Performance Standards Vary Among States by as Much as Four Grade Levels

According to a new study by the American Institutes for Research, the states reporting the highest percentage of proficient students have the lowest performance standards.

American Public: Make Teachers Apprentice for a Year

The American public has some very specific opinions about how teachers can become better at their jobs in helping K-12 students learn, according to a new survey from PDK and Gallup.

Report: 40 Percent of Wristworn Devices Will Be Smartwatches by 2016

Forty percent of all devices worn on the wrist will be smartwatches by 2016, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner. That prediction follows a swell in the smartwatches available to consumers as the number of companies offering the devices has increased from just two a year ago to seven with a device either currently on the market or about to ship.

Survey: Admissions Officers, High School Students Differ on Support for Coming SAT Changes

Kaplan Test Prep, a major provider of test preparation products for the SAT exam and others, recently asked college admissions officers and high school students what they thought of the upcoming changes to the test. The company found that admissions officers were generally more supportive of the modifications than the students, and the difference of opinion surfaced in several areas.

Gartner: Mobile Apps Ripe for Security Exploitation

Through the end of 2015, more than three-quarters of mobile apps will fail "basic security tests," according to IT research firm Gartner.

Report Details 5 Keys to Using Technology To Help At-Risk Students

A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education offers five recommendations for helping at-risk students learn.

Survey: 9 in 10 Students Say Tablets Will Change How They Learn

Ninety percent of students said tablets will change the way they learn, and 89 percent said the devices would make learning more fun, according to a new survey.

Report: Lecture Capture Market To Grow 24.1 Percent By 2019

The global lecture capture market is expected to grow 24.1 percent in the next five years, from revenues of $162.0 million in 2013 to $592.2 million in 2019, according to a recent analysis from research firm Frost & Sullivan.

Phablet Sales To Top Laptops This Year, Tablets in 2015

Worldwide sales of phablets, smartphones with screens between 5.5 and 7 inches, will top sales of portable PCs in 2014 and surpass sales of tablets in the next year, according to a new forecast from market research company International Data Corp.

Common Core Contracts Pick Up Steam, Focus on Teaching Materials and PD

Districts in some states aren't exactly going hog-wild spending money on their Common Core-related activities. A recent study has found that the bulk of the contract bids related to Common Core work put out in the last couple years were generated by districts in 11 of the 45 states that were committed to implementation of the state standards. The high-rollers were California and New York.

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