Education measurement experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will participate in the National Council on Measurement in Education’s (NCME) annual meeting, being held April 15-19 at the Intercontinental Chicago in Chicago, IL.
AIR experts will present at the annual Commission on Adult Basic Education conference in Denver, April 21-24. More than 1,400 people will attend the conference, which provides professional development opportunities for adult education professionals. AIR’s research and expertise in adult education instruction and literacy, professional development, program management and policy will be highlighted through presentations and sessions.
Steven Leinwand, a mathematics expert with the American Institutes for Research (AIR), has been awarded the prestigious Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award by the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics for his outstanding contributions to mathematics education.
Public deliberation—a way to capture in-depth perspectives on controversial issues—effectively provides informed public views on complex health policy issues, such as the role of medical evidence in treatment decisions, according to a randomized controlled trial conducted by the American Institutes for Research and published in the May edition of the peer-reviewed journal Social Science & Medicine.
The American Educational Research Association has selected 85 members of the staff of the American Institutes for Research to discuss a wide range of research findings during its annual meeting April 16-20, in Chicago, IL. The meeting is the world’s largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research.
Washington, D.C. – Results from the first state to adopt the Common Core State Standards—Kentucky—show that students with more exposure to the standards “made faster progress in learning” than peers who followed the older state standards, according to a study conducted by the Ame
Experts from the American Institutes of Research will discuss a broad range of research and interventions involving students with disabilities during the Council for Exceptional Children’s (CEC) annual conference in San Diego April 8-11, 2015.
DataFest, an annual competition in which undergraduates work in teams to find new and innovative ways of interpreting a complex data set, will be hosted in Washington, D.C. for the first time with help from the American Institutes for Research. Experts with AIR will serve in various roles, including as speakers, advisers and organizers. DC DataFest will run April 10-12.
This is an anniversary year for both Medicare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Medicare was passed 50 years ago in 1965 and the ACA was passed five years ago. These anniversaries bid us to consider lessons that can improve our healthcare system instead of accepting the benign neglect implicit in much of public discourse on health.
In a New York Times op-ed, Bill Gates writes passionately about the lack of an effective international system to contain and defeat a future pandemic. He urges the United Nations to create a new organization responsible for worldwide planning and coordinated response. AIR researchers Julia Galdo and Alicia Eberl-Lefko contend the responsibility for preparing belongs to all of us.
More than a dozen years after it was reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is under hot debate. Why the heat? Although the act has boosted student achievement (a major goal), not all students demonstrated proficiency on state tests by 2014 (the real endgame). Nor has the act’s aim of making sure all students have access to an effective teacher been met.
Washington is taking a close look at Title II, Part A (Title IIA) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as Congress debates reauthorization. AIR's new policy brief looks at how teacher professional development, as defined in the law and pursued in districts across the country, has shown mixed—mostly disappointing—effects on teacher practice and student learning.
Events in Ferguson and the Justice Department’s new report on policing raise questions about fragile police-community relationships in vulnerable communities. AIR expert Patricia Campie asks, "are we measuring the right things?" Over time, combining measures of what matters to community members with conventional crime data could help restore two-way trust and combat the hopelessness many now feel.