Research & Forecasts


PISA: U.S. Students Flat in Math and Science

The 2018 PISA results are out, and the picture they portray for the United States could only be called fair to middlin'.

Exploring Privacy Concerns for Ed Tech Tools

California State University, Northridge professor Kristen Walker is investigating the price that school districts will pay when it comes to protecting their privacy using ed tech tools through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

4 Ways to Improve the Use of Data in CTE

Nonprofit MDRC recently issued a 10-page brief laying out the challenges career and technical education programs face in collecting data and four steps they can take "to strengthen their own CTE data-collection and measurement activities."

4 Instructional Practices with Impact on Student Achievement

Among 32 instructional practices examined in a recent research project, teachers' general instruction and classroom management — and not their prowess with reading and writing instruction — made the difference to student achievement.

Study: Teachers Find Benefits of Ed Tech Elusive

Sixty percent of teachers are worried that a focus on implementing technology tools in the classroom could damage the student-teacher relationship, according a recent survey from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

It's Time for Learning Science to Drive Education Policy

10 recommendations for synchronizing K-12 education policy with the science of learning and development.

New Future Innovators Program Focuses on STEM Activities

KaBOOM! and the CarMax Foundation are partnering to launch the initiative that will provide youth-serving organizations project based learning activities to encourage children to become interested in STEM.

How Creativity Boosts Student Success

The ability to communicate effectively, think creatively and collaborate are key skills that employers are looking for, but a new study finds a gap between the demands of the job market and lessons in the classroom.

How Principal Professional Development Impacts School Outcomes

A select group of principals received nearly 200 hours of professional development training over a two-year period through a program at the University of Washington, but a study conducted by ED’s Institute of Education Sciences found the program did not affect student achievement.

Study: Making Broadband Connections More Equitable

A new report from SETDA examines how policy makers and school leaders can work to bridge the digital divide and establish ways to provide schools with the necessary resources to get high-speed internet connections.

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