Research & Forecasts

Performance Bonuses for Teachers Can Perk Up Student Outcomes

Paying performance bonuses to teachers works — at least a little bit. However, figuring out who really deserves bonuses within the school or district is challenging. Those are two early findings from a project examining the impact of pay-for-performance among educators.

Report: Education Use Driving Low-Cost 3D Printer Purchases

The primary driver for consumer-grade 3D printers that cost under $2,500 is purchasing done by schools and universities.

Florida School Revamps Classroom to Study Best Active Learning Practices

A classroom at a Gainesville, FL, research school is part of a Steelcase-funded study to find the best way to leverage physical classroom space to implement active learning initiatives.

Survey: Late Nights Online Affecting Behavior and Academic Performance, Worrying Parents

The majority of parents have found their kids using social media or browsing the Internet when they were supposed to be sleeping and parents are worried that the lack of sleep is causing their kids to be more irritable and less able to concentrate on schoolwork, according to the results of a new survey.

Report: Global Device Market To Contract in 2015

Global device shipments will fall to 2.4 billion units in 2015, a drop of about 1 percent compared to 2014, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

OpenEd Assesses 'Most Effective' Online Learning Resources

Animated flashcards and sub-two-minute videos turn out to be the most effective online resources for K-12 against all other common options. That's the finding determined by OpenEd, which recently studied the data generated from the results of assessments given to students who used its free online resources for educational purposes.

Survey Reveals Students' Mobile Device Preferences

While 8 in 10 high school students in a Harris Poll said that they own a smartphone. the largest number (38 percent) said they prefer laptops and Chromebooks for learning.

Report: Schools Concerned About Cutting E-rate Funding for Phone Service

"E-rate Funding Year 2015: Analysis of Funding Request Data and Applicant Survey" compiles the results of a nationwide survey of E-rate applicants that was conducted in June 2015 with the goal of providing E-rate stakeholders and policymakers with information about how the program is being used and generating suggestions for improvements.

Worldwide Study: Students Who Use Computers Frequently in School 'Do Worse' in Learning

Students who use computers moderately at school tend to have "somewhat better" learning outcomes than those who rarely use computers. And students who use computers frequently at school "do a lot worse" in their learning outcomes, even after accounting for differences in social background and student demographics. That's the conclusion reached by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in a new report examining the impact of technology on student performance around the world.

College Board Assessment Results Reveal Greater Participation, Big Gaps

The College Board has released its program results for the year, which encompass multiple assessments: the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT and AP exams.