Research & Forecasts


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.

Research: Early School Start Times Hurt Students, Hinder Performance

How about starting high school at 10 a.m. and college at 11? That's among the recommendations from a new study examining the impact of early start times for students.

Technology Trumps Quality Teaching for Parents in the Northeast and West

Parents in the Northeast and West believe up-to-date technology is more important than the quality of their teachers. The reverse is true — that high-quality teachers are more important than technology — in the South and Midwest. Those are among several results of a survey of 600 parents conducted by research firm Toluna on behalf of the Follett Corp.

Research: 9 in 10 Teachers Don't Use Social Media in the Classroom

Nearly nine of 10 — 87 percent — of teachers have not incorporated social media into their classrooms, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the University of Phoenix.

P21 Research Series Offers Advice on 21st Century '4Cs'

A national non-profit that promotes the precepts of 21st century learning in K-12 has released a set of reports that examine how to embed the 4 "Cs" into the classroom and assess the impact.

Survey: Parents on Board with Adaptive Digital Learning

The vast majority of parents welcome adaptive digital learning as part of their children's classroom learning experience, according to a survey from McGraw-Hill Education.

Survey: 87 Percent of Parents Are Concerned About Student Data Security

The survey, which was conducted online this spring by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Future of Privacy Forum, included 1,002 parents in the United States with children 17 and under.

Survey: Teacher Quality, Not Testing, the Best Way to Improve Education

According to the latest education survey conducted by PDK and Gallup, 97 percent of public school parents believe that teachers offer the best hope for improving the quality of schools. Only 19 percent put first priority on using test results to make changes.

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