Promise and Peril: Examining the Role of Ed Tech for Students With Disabilities

This report released by the National Center for Learning Disabilities poses the essential questions that must be asked when approaching ed-tech investments. The resource highlights both the challenges and opportunities presented by school closures and a shift to remote or hybrid learning models in response to COVID-19. It calls for action to ensure education technology… Read More ›

What REMIQS Does

What does the REMIQS (pronounced “re-mix”) do? Leverages longitudinal data systems to locate extraordinary schools in ordinary settings Moves beyond test scores to include: college/career readiness, school climate, cultural responsiveness, civic engagement, student supports, disciplinary outcomes, attendance/absenteeism, pushout/graduation rates, teacher retention/turnover, SEL, faculty/staff characteristics, advanced course enrollment, college success, etc. Foregrounds equity — shows where underserved… Read More ›

How REMIQS Works

How does the REMIQS (pronounced “re-mix”) work? New statistical model that combines a comprehensive array of indicators, inputs, outputs, and outcomes to identify which schools have demonstrated consistent and longitudinal success in promoting high academic and social achievement with marginalized student populations Integration of national data sets with state data to ensure inter-state comparability and a… Read More ›

Why REMIQS Is Needed

Why is the REMIQS (pronounced “re-mix”) project needed? Equity is often under-prioritized and under-theorized in school evaluation models Exclusionary practices limit who gets to decide about what data are gathered and how they are interpreted Overreliance on test scores to evaluate school quality Families, colleges, employers, and communities value a wider range of school outcomes School… Read More ›

Deeper Learning and Diffusion of Innovation and Scaled Impact of New Hampshire’s Work-Study Practices 

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Through its Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) initiative, New Hampshire offers innovative, successful approaches in competency-based and deeper learning practices, and is a model for other states to follow. JFF is partnering with the New Hampshire Learning Initiative, the New Hampshire Department of Education, and the Center for Innovation in Education to understand how… Read More ›

Critical Civic Inquiry: Student-Centered Learning

The team at the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative is asking questions about equity in education research because we will never achieve equity in education until we center the expertise of marginalized stakeholders. 

Led by Rowan University and University of Colorado, this study will investigate two areas of student-centered learning: “How students can be supported to take “ownership” of their learning” and “How learning can occur anytime, anywhere.” The research team will do this by studying an approach to student-centered learning that we call Critical Civic Inquiry (CCI).… Read More ›

Culturally Responsive Mastery-Based Education Research Project

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The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools at New York University (NYU Metro) and the Mastery Collaborative are conducting the Culturally Responsive Mastery-Based Education Research Project (CR-MBE) to understand how culturally responsive mastery-based practices influence historically marginalized students’ learning capacities, school engagement, and academic outcomes. Learning capacities refer to mindsets,… Read More ›

Leveraging the Power of Improvement Networks to Spread Lesson Study

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The High Tech High Graduate School of Education, in partnership with three Southern California school districts, will leverage lesson study within a networked improvement community (NIC) to explore how student-centered instruction and assessment strategies impact student mathematical understanding and achievement, particularly for Latinx and African American students. NICs, with their emphasis on scale and spread,… Read More ›

Edutopia’s 2018 Research Highlights

This article summarizes and provides links to important research studies from 2018. The studies are organized into a number of topic areas including: Small classroom changes Learning science A new look at older studies on learning styles, growth mindset, and self-control Disparities in discipline for black boys The contribution of mistakes to learning Teacher well-being Behavior… Read More ›

Individualized Learning Plans for College and Career Readiness

This report from National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), in partnership with Hobsons, examines how states and schools are using Individual Learning Plans (ILPs). ILPs developed by students in collaboration with educators to support their academic and career futures through goal setting and tracking, are being used in schools around the country. The research summarized… Read More ›

Learning With Others: A Study Exploring the Relationship Between Collaboration, Personalization, and Equity

American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted this study as part of the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative’s initial cycle of research. The team at AIR worked alongside fellow scholars, educators and policymakers to investigate the impact of specific student-centered practices and then translate their findings for cross-sector audiences. AIR’s final report, Learning with Others: A Study Exploring… Read More ›