Research & Forecasts

Report: Most Parents of College-Bound Students Unaware of Upcoming SAT Changes

With changes to the SAT set to take effect in March 2016, 85 percent of parents with college-bound children are still unaware of the coming update, according to a new survey from Kaplan Test Prep.

Report: States Lack Consistent Standards for Literacy Teacher Preparation

Only 18 states require elementary teacher candidates to complete specific courses in literacy education, according to a report from the International Literacy Association.

Report: States Play Big Role in Helping Districts Personalize Instruction

A new report from KnowledgeWorks extends previous work to create a framework through which schools can transition to the system-wide use of personalized learning to help their students be better prepared for college and career.

Penn State To Explore Science Text Comprehension

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have been awarded a grant worth nearly $1 million over three years to study how students' reading levels affect their comprehension of science texts.

Parents Muddled on STEM and Manufacturing

Misperceptions about manufacturing careers surfaced in a survey run by the Alcoa Foundation and nonprofit SkillsUSA.

Research: Primary School Students Receive Three Times Recommended Homework Load

Students in primary schools are being assigned nearly three times the amount recommended by the National Education Association, according to new research appearing in the American Journal of Family Therapy.

Report: Teacher Development Efforts Not Improving Instruction

The 50 largest school districts in the United States spend an average of $18,000 per teacher, per year on professional development, but only 30 percent of teachers demonstrated a substantial improvement in instruction over a two- to three-year period, according to a new report from TNTP, a national nonprofit organization founded by teachers.

Tablet Shipments Drop 7 Percent in Second Quarter of 2015 with Apple Posting Largest Decline

Tablet vendors shipped 44.7 million units in the second quarter of 2015, a 7 percent drop compared to the same period last year when the segment notched 48 million devices sold and a 3.9 percent decline compared to the fist quarter of this year, according to a new report from International Data Corp.

Crowdsourced Report Ranks Blackboard as Top LMS

According to a new report from G2 Crowd, an independent software review platform that ranks products based on user reviews and publicly available vendor data, Blackboard's learning management system scored the highest in both customer satisfaction and market presence.

Texas A&M To Look into Neuroscience of Learning

A new lab at Texas A&M University is studying the science of the mind and how it learns.