Research & Forecasts


Report: Shift to ESSA Can Bring Personalized Learning into Focus

Now that more control over education decisions is being handed back to the states with passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, they need to be "thoughtful" in how they design their education systems to make sure every student's growth is taken into account, said a new report by an education organization that advocates for personalized learning.

Report: Teacher Prep Reform Gets It Way Wrong

Teacher prep reform efforts are misguided, according to a new study. "Teacher preparation has emerged as an acutely politicized and publicized issue in United States education policy and practice, and there have been fierce debates about whether, how, by whom and for what purposes teachers should be prepared," according to the report.

New Teachers (Mostly) Prepped for Class; Not so Sure about PBL

More than half of America's newest teachers believe that an infusion of technology in their classrooms could help them be more efficient. They also tend to be "comfortable" with major areas of teaching responsibilities according to a survey of 2,886 new and more experienced teachers done last fall by Simba Information and MCH Strategic Data.

Report: Using Ed Tech to Boost Development of Social-Emotional Learning Skills

Educational technology can help students develop social and emotional learning skills such as collaboration, communication and problem solving, which are critical factors for success in the 21st century job market, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum, prepared in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group.

Report: Detachables To Drive Tablet Growth Through 2020

Detachable tablets will nearly quadruple, as a share of the tablet market, from 8 percent to 30 percent in 2020, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.

Nation's Report Card Trial for Large, Urban Districts Grows

For the first time since 2009, the Nation's Report Card will include results from six additional urban school systems as part of the Trial Urban District Assessment program.

Admissions Officers Increasingly Go Online To Research Applicants

Admissions officers were more likely to go online and research applicants for the 2014-2015 academic year than they were in the previous year. Nearly half (45 percent) reported that they performed applicant searches during the more recent admissions season compared to 36 percent during 2013-2014. Almost 7 in 10 (67 percent) hunted on Facebook and 4 in 10 searched on Twitter. Those are some of the results from an annual survey performed by an education technology company that sells a service to help students assess and manage their online presence.

Teachers Report: OER In; Textbooks Out

More teachers said that technology has changed how they approach time management (93 percent) than how they approach instructional delivery (88 percent). It has also transformed how they handle parent communication. A solid 7 in 10 reported that they now use tech to do that. Those results came out of a survey of nearly 1,000 American teachers who were contacted in January and February 2016 by TES Global, a company with a teacher community and marketplace.

New SAT Format Preferred by Most Students

This past Saturday students had a chance to take the new SAT exam, and a post-test survey revealed that most students preferred the new format, found the reading test easier than they expected and considered the test items reflective of what they were learning in school.

Education, Gaming Drive Virtual Reality Gear

Virtual reality devices will grow by nearly 85 percent for the next five years, driven in large part by gaming and educational applications, according to a new report from ABI Research.

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