Research & Forecasts


NAEP Data Reveals Uneven Music Access

A new analysis by the Education Commission of the States has identified those states where students do and don't play musical instruments outside of school.

Report: States Face Continued Big Lift with Science Standards

More work needs to be done by states to emphasize required instructional time for science in early grades, establish a course sequence for science topics in middle school and match graduation requirements with state-defined science learning for high school.

Student-to-Counselor Ratio Better but Far from Optimal

While the good news is that the student-to-counselor ratio has reached its lowest margin in three decades, 455-to-1 for the 2016-2017 school year, the bad news is that it's still way above the recommended ratio of 250 students for each counselor.

Report: Blunders Still Dog Education Security

People in education are more likely to click on phishing e-mails than any other major segment, according to the latest Verizon data breach report.

Teacher Qualifications the 'Most Significant Factor' in Improving Student Achievement

Experienced, well credentialed teachers have a positive impact on achievement for all students, in particular students of color. And, a new report found, inexperienced, under-credentialed teachers have the opposite effect.

8th Grade Girls Beat Boys in Engineering and Tech Tests

American girls' scores were higher than boys' scores in the latest national technology and engineering literacy exam, an assessment that asks eighth graders to solve real-world technology and engineering problems.

How to Promote Parent-Teacher Engagement

A new study finds the lack of information sharing between parents and teachers can serve as a barrier to student success.

Tracking Student Behaviors Interactively

A new study finds using an interactive display to track student behaviors can support behavior management strategies.

Report: Girls Outpace Boys in Technology Literacy

A new report from the National Center for Educational Statistics digs into the trends in technology and engineering literacy for eighth graders over a four-year period.

How Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom

Nearly all teachers — 95 percent — are using technology in the classroom nowadays. Elementary and middle school grades dominate when it comes to tech usage. What are the most popular tools?

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