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Research & Forecasts


Common Core Survey: Teachers Feel More Prepared But Less Enthusiastic

To produce the third edition of 'Primary Sources: America’s Teachers on Teaching in an Era of Change,' Scholastic followed up with more than 1,600 public school teachers who had participated in the 'Primary Sources' survey in July 2013.

iPad Declines as Samsung, Lenovo Tablets Push Forward

Shipments of Apple's iPad have fallen off 13 percent so far this year. Meanwhile, according to a new report, Samsung's tablet shipments have increased 26 percent in the first half of 2014.

AIR Research: Deeper Learning Approach Shows Positive Student Gains

The idea that students need to develop a deeper understanding of content and the ability to apply what they learn in one area to another area are major premises of new learning standards, such as the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. A new study now shows that schools promoting the practices of what's called "deeper learning" are getting better results from their students.

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.

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