2006 News Archive
Friday, November 17, 2006
Myers, who earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington State University, frequently writes and lectures about the use of experimental designs in education settings.
Tuesday, November 7, 2006
News: The American Institutes for Research Issues Updated Rating of 22 Widely Used Comprehensive School Reform Models
AIR has released an updated consumer guide rating the effectiveness and quality of 22 widely used comprehensive elementary school reform models. The new report, issued one year after the first guide was released, upgrades the ratings of two models to "moderate" on evidence of success in demonstrating positive effects on student achievement. The status of the 20 other reform models remains unchanged.
Thursday, November 2, 2006
News: American Institutes for Research Wins Prestigious SIOP Award for Efforts to Reduce Medical Errors
Researchers for American Institutes for Research (AIR) have won the prestigious 2007 M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace, given by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
Thursday, October 5, 2006
News: American Institutes for Research Consumer Guide Rates Widely Used Middle and High School Reform Models
Ten of 18 school improvement models, used in thousands of middle and high schools, demonstrate promising evidence of raising student achievement, according to a first-of-its-kind comprehensive review of research on the models conducted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR).
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
News: American Institutes for Research Receives USAID Grant to Improve Education in Earthquake Devastated Areas of Pakistan
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) has been awarded a grant by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement their Revitalizing, Innovating, Strengthening Education (RISE) program aimed at improving education in earthquake affected areas of Pakistan.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
News: AIR President Sol Pelavin Addresses School District Superintendents at Gathering Hosted by College of Education at Ohio State
Sol H. Pelavin, President and CEO of the American Institutes for Research (AIR), on Wednesday, July 26 delivered an address on instilling confidence and trust within organizations and the public during the 23rd annual meeting of the National Academy of Superintendents, hosted by the College of Education at Ohio State University.
Wednesday, June 7, 2006
News: Study of Alabama Reading Initiative Finds Flexibility Is Better Than One Size Fits All Approach to Teaching Reading
The Alabama Reading Initiative, which has drawn national attention, has produced encouraging results among secondary school students in part because of educators who took initial instructions that used a “one size fits all” approach to instruction and modified it to meet their students’ particular needs, according to a report by the American Institutes for Research (AIR).
Thursday, June 1, 2006
News: Marilyn Moon, AIR Vice President and Director of Health Program, Writes Policy Primer on Medicare
Marilyn Moon, vice president and director of the Health Program at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and a nationally recognized expert on Medicare, has written a new policy assessment of Medicare, the nation’s largest public health care program – and one of the fastest growing programs in the federal budget.
Monday, April 24, 2006
News: AIR Offers a First-Ever Review of the Quality of Seven Widely Used Education Service Providers
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is releasing a first-ever scientifically based review providing comparative ratings on the effectiveness and quality of seven widely adopted education service providers that generally serve low-performing schools in low income areas.
Friday, March 10, 2006
News: American Institutes for Research Chosen By Federal Agency to Help Develop Innovative Health Care Delivery
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of a select number of research organizations chosen by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a Public Health Service agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to promote innovation in health care delivery in the United States.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
News: Five-Year Study of Proposition 227 Finds No Conclusive Evidence Favoring One Instructional Approach for English Learners
There is no conclusive evidence that one instructional model for educating English learners, such as full English immersion or a bilingual approach, is more effective for California’s English learners than another, according to a five-year study of Proposition 227. The study, by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in conjunction with WestEd, concludes that a variety of factors in varying school contexts influence English learner achievement.
Thursday, January 19, 2006
News: New Study of the Literacy of College Students Finds Some Are Graduating With Only Basic Skills
Twenty percent of U.S. college students completing 4-year degrees – and 30 percent of students earning 2-year degrees – have only basic quantitative literacy skills, meaning they are unable to estimate if their car has enough gasoline to get to the next gas station or calculate the total cost of ordering office supplies, according to a new national survey by the American Institutes for Research (AIR). The study was funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts.