Research & Forecasts


Teachers Favor Mastery Learning Methods in Pandemic Recovery Efforts, Survey Shows

As the nation’s public schools grapple with helping students overcome learning losses exacerbated by pandemic closures, a long-simmering movement toward competency-based education — sometimes called “mastery learning” — appears to be gaining ground among teachers, according to a new survey by Khan Academy and market research firm YouGov.

Survey Shows Teachers See Play and Choice in Learning Methods As Key to Student Engagement

A recent survey of teachers by Kahoot reveals that educators see playful learning and student choice in learning methods as vital to helping boost student engagement and outcomes, according to a new report from the ed tech company.

Over 70% of Schools Say Pandemic Effect on Student Behavior, Socio-Emotional Development, Staffing Grew Worse in 2021–22

The National Center for Education Statistics’ May 2022 School Pulse Panel survey of U.S. public K–12 schools shows that the COVID-19 pandemic continued to significantly impair student socio-emotional development and behavioral development during the most recent school year, and over half reported that chronic absenteeism was worse than the year before, according to the results released this week.

TutorMe’s Kyle Baker on What ‘High-Dosage’ Means, Why 1:1 Tutoring Impacts More Than Just Grades, and How Their Platform Works

Amid explosive growth over the past two years, two recent top industry awards, and being acquired last month by GoGuardian, TutorMe Chief of Staff Kyle Baker spoke with THE Journal recently about the kind of tutoring that is proven to boost learning outcomes, how TutorMe's platform works, and what questions K–12 leaders should ask when considering a new large-scale tutoring program.

STEM Fields are Top Choice for Gen Z Students, New NSHSS Survey Shows

Results from a survey of over 11,000 U.S. high school and college students, conducted by the National Society of High School Scholars in February and early March, offer insights into Gen Z’s career choices and show that a majority of respondents are planning for future jobs in STEM fields.

Ambitious Ed Tech Data Initiative Launched by Coalition of Nonprofits and Walton Family Foundation

Five national education nonprofits today launched a new initiative that aims to centralize the collection and sharing of information about ed tech solutions serving U.S. public schools and create national standards for data interoperability and data privacy — initially funded by a Walton Family Foundation planning grant, according to a news release.

Teachers Report Slightly Fewer Students Were Behind in Spring 2022, New Research Shows

New educator survey data from the Christensen Institute released today offers insights into how K–12 teachers are faring, the technology they’re still relying on most, and how the pandemic continues to influence their instructional methods and tools, even with 97% of teachers back to in-person learning.

Report: Historic Decline in U.S. Public School Enrollment From Fall 2019 to Fall 2020; Dropout Rates Fell Since 2010 Among Hispanic, Black Students

Total preK–12 public school enrollment in the United States declined 3% between fall 2019 and fall 2020, erasing a decade of steady growth, according to the National Center for Education Statistics’ 2022 edition of the annual Condition of Education report to Congress, which also showed that students are completing more advanced math courses and more science courses, and fewer students are dropping out before obtaining their high school diploma or GED.

National Study: High-Schoolers Eyeing Career & Workforce Landscape When Deciding Their Futures

Nonprofit ECMC Group’s latest Question The Quo Education Pulse survey of 14- to 18-year-olds shows that high-schoolers are paying attention to the career landscape and workforce shortages, and they’re looking for the fastest, least expensive route to careers in high-demand fields.

Survey of Principals Lists Their 'Most Effective Strategies' to Boost Teacher Morale

A survey of 557 K–12 principals across the United States revealed the “most effective strategies” administrators are using to boost teacher morale — putting this week’s National Teacher Appreciation Week theme into focus.

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