Saturday, February 13, 2021

THIS WEEK Education Research Report

 Education Research Report

Education Research Report

Report ignores a plethora of literature on the deleterious impact of test-based accountability
A recent report from the Hoover Institution’s Education Success Initiative argues that state and federal officials should retain what it calls “results-based” accountability systems that use standardized assessments of students followed by consequences for not meeting performance goals. But it does not provide the evidence needed to support that contention. Gail L. Sunderman, co-founder of the Ma
Teaching pupils empathy measurably improves their creative abilities
Teaching children in a way that encourages them to empathise with others measurably improves their creativity, and could potentially lead to several other beneficial learning outcomes, new research suggests. The findings are from a year-long University of Cambridge study with Design and Technology (D&T) year 9 pupils (ages 13 to 14) at two inner London schools. Pupils at one school spent the year
A new screening tool to assess their early literacy skill of preschool-age children
A study published in the journal Pediatrics expands validation evidence for a new screening tool that directly engages preschool-age children during clinic visits to assess their early literacy skills. The tool, which is the first of its kind, has the potential to identify reading difficulties as early as possible, target interventions and empower families to help their child at home, according t
Promoting School Choice with Questionable Evidence
A new report from the Hoover Institution’s Education Success Initiative purports to offer evidence-based guidance for policymakers in shaping more equitable outcomes from school choice programs. However, Christopher Lubienski of Indiana University reviewed Toward Equitable School Choice and found that although the report is useful as a snapshot of the current status of choice programs in the Unit
Study finds consensus for arming school resource officers, division on arming teachers and other staff
CRIME AND JUSTICE RESEARCH ALLIANCE Research News P In the wake of repeated school shootings across the United States, today's youth have been called the mass shooting generation. A new study examined public support for arming school employees. The study found consensus for arming school resource officers, but division over whether to arm teachers and nonteaching staff. The research has clear imp
State-funded pre-K may enhance math achievement
New research shows the program has an impact on classroom success In the first longitudinal study to follow Georgia pre-K students through middle school, Stacey Neuharth-Pritchett, associate dean for academic programs and professor in UGA's Mary Frances Early College of Education, found that participating in pre-K programs positively predicted mathematical achievement in students through seventh
School counselors: the challenges of COVID-19
Full report In October 2020, the American School Counselor Association distributed a state-of-the-profession survey to nearly 75,000 members and nonmembers. The survey was designed to gather details on school counselor