Research & Forecasts


How Teachers Leverage Mobile Technology

Despite widespread acknowledgment of the advantages of mobile computing, students in nearly one-third of classrooms do not have regular access to mobile devices in the classroom.

U Michigan to Lead $5 Million Common Core Study

Researchers from the University of Michigan, Brown University and Stanford University have received a grant worth nearly $5 million from the Spencer Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation for the first phase of a five year study on the effects of the Common Core State Standards on teaching and learning.

Report: New England School Districts Embracing Competency-Based Education

Competency-based education may be reaching a tipping point in New England, where more than half of school districts are currently in the process of planning or implementing this approach to teaching and learning, according to a new report from CompetencyWorks, a project of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.

AIR Research: Extensive Math PD Didn't Improve Student Outcomes

A recent study found that while content-focused professional development in math helped teachers improve their knowledge and the richness of their instruction, it did nothing for student achievement.

Ed Research Gets Eye Tracking Kit

SensoMotoric Instruments, a German company with North American headquarters in Boston, has launched the SMI Digital Classroom, which collects data on eye tracking from up to 40 students simultaneously.

Data Can Help Schools Confront 'Chronic Absence'

A new report from Attendance Works and the Everyone Graduates Center encourages schools and districts to use their own data to pinpoint ways to take on the challenge of chronic absenteeism.

Online Tool Offers Comparable Education Data for 100-Plus Cities

The George W. Bush Institute launched State of Our Cities, an interactive online tool that provides comparable education data to empower policymakers, leaders and other stakeholders to make informed decisions.

E-rate Update Helps Improve Internet Access at Schools, But Not Enough

The biggest allotment of E-rate requests in applications for fiscal year 2016 was dedicated to data and internet service. More than $2.3 billion focused on that type of funding help.

Newest NMC/CoSN Horizon K-12 Report Emphasizes Kids as Creators

Over the next year K-12 will be placing more emphasis on coding as a form of literacy and on students as creators. Schools that don't already have makerspaces will want to get them and online learning will start to look like something that's typical rather than out of the norm. Those are the "short-term" trends and technologies that surfaced in the 2016 K-12 Edition of the NMC/CoSN Horizon Report.

New AIR Report Offers Vision for Accomplishing STEM for All

An aspirational vision for STEM education is set out in a 73-page report just issued by the American Institutes of Research and written by one of the foremost national experts on the subject.

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