Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Education Research Report TODAY - Report on Religious Charters Weakened by Key Omissions + Explaining the Race Gap in Teacher Performance Ratings + MORE

Education Research Report TODAY

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Performance-Based Aid, Enhanced Advising, and the Income Gap in College Graduation
Income gaps in college enrollment, persistence, and graduation raise concerns for those interested in equal opportunity in higher education. This study presents findings from a randomly assigned scholarship for low-income students at a medium-sized public 4-year university. The program focused solely on the first four semesters of enrollment and tied aid disbursements to modest academic benchmark
The Impact of the El Dorado Promise Scholarship on Student Achievement
This study examines whether the El Dorado Promise, a guaranteed college scholarship program for students in the El Dorado School District (EDSD), affected elementary and middle school achievement using a quasi-experimental matching design, first matching the EDSD with similar districts to create a pool of potential comparison students, then matching students on prior achievement and demographics.
Explaining the Race Gap in Teacher Performance Ratings
Racial gaps in teacher performance ratings have emerged nationwide across newly implemented educator evaluation systems. Using Chicago Public Schools data, this study quantifies the magnitude of the race gap in teachers’ classroom observation scores, examine its determinants, and describe the potential implications for teacher diversity. Between-school differences explain most of the race gap and
What Works When Teaching Remotely? A Rapid Evidence Review
To provide relevant information to educators and administrators in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute of Education Sciences conducted a rapid evidence review to report on what works in distance learning programming. The What Works Clearinghouse teams screened available education research to identify the most promising evidence about what works for learning remotely. Of the 932 studi
Improving Teaching and Learning of Probability and Statistics
Leaders in probability and statistics education suggest that involving students in all four components of statistical inquiry—formulating statistical questions, collecting data, analyzing data, and interpreting results—will improve student understanding of probability and statistics education standards and student performance on associated achievement measures. Curriculum materials developed by t
Report on Religious Charters Weakened by Key Omissions
The Manhattan Institute recently published a report concluding that the Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue requires states to grant charters to religious organizations, including those that intend to deliver an explicitly religious curriculum that teaches religion as truth. Derek Black of the University of South Carolina School of Law reviewed Religious Cha


Timing of SNAP benefits: Food scarcity lowers high-stakes exam scores
Monthly government transfer programs create cycles of consumption that track the timing of benefit receipt. This paper exploits state-level variation in the staggered timing of nutritional assistance benefit issuance across households to analyze how this monthly cyclicality in food availability affects 

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