Research & Forecasts


Smart Assistants Helping to Drive Growth of Wearables

Wearable devices will continue to see healthy growth over the next five years, driven by new use cases, new devices and the rise of smart assistants.

Report: Emotional Well-Being investment Improves Student Outcomes

A new survey finds schools that place an emphasis on student emotional well-being have better cognition outcomes.

Lack of Tech Access Hampers Rural Student Outcomes

Rural students make up almost one in five K-12 students in the United States.

Artificial Intelligence Seeing Massive Surge in Education

Education will experience the third-largest growth of any sector, coming in slightly behind government (44.3 percent) and "personal and consumer services" (43.3 percent).

Switch in Curriculum Alone Doesn't Boost Student Outcomes

A cross-institutional study found that textbook choice hardly matters in improving K-12 student achievement. The project was led by researchers from the University of Maryland and Harvard University.

Delayed Start Time Improves Outcomes, Reduces Tardies and Absences

When Seattle Public Schools delayed middle and high school start times by almost an hour, students slept longer and researchers found a link in higher median grades and improved attendance.

A Third of High Schoolers Tackle Dual Enrollment Classes

The importance of dual enrollment is two-fold, researchers Azim Shivji and Sandra Wilson of Abt Associates mentioned. First, it's "promoted as a means to help students prepare and demonstrate their readiness for the rigors of college coursework"; and second, if the courses are transferable, they can help students and their families reduce the cost of college.

Teachers Lack Consistent Access to Student Data

A new report outlines the problems that teachers have with using the growing amount of student data to improve teaching practices.

AI in Education Shows Most Promise for the Repetitive and Predictable

Artificial intelligence shows promise for education, but only when it comes to supporting teachers with repetitive and predictable tasks.

Showing a Way with Words for Teacher Evals

Which term would be easier for a principal to use in a teacher evaluation: "unacceptable" or "improvement needed?" Which would you rather receive if you exceeded expectations: "distinguished" or "level 5?"

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