2005 News Archive
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
News: AIR Experts Assist in National Assessment of Adult Literacy, First Assessment of English Literacy of Adults in U.S. in More than a Decade
The Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) will be releasing data on Thursday, December 15, 2005, based on the first National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) in the United States in more than a decade. Experts at AIR were responsible for developing the assessment instruments, and analyzing and reporting the data.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
A new guide using strict scientific criteria to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of 22 widely adopted comprehensive elementary school reform models rates 15 as “limited” to “moderately strong” in demonstrating positive effects on student achievement.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Despite a widely held belief that U.S. students do well in mathematics in grade school but decline precipitously in high school, a new study comparing the math skills of students in industrialized nations finds that U.S. students in 4th and 8th grade perform consistently below most of their peers around the world and continue that trend into high school.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
The American Institutes for Research (AIR), in collaboration with the American Educational Research Association (AERA), is pleased to announce the selection of Wehmah C. Jones and Audrey Morgenbesser as the first young scholars chosen to participate in an AERA-AIR (A2) Fellows Program aimed at encouraging the development of education researchers.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
The American Institutes for Research’s (AIR) Sheppard Kellam, a nationally recognized expert on the prevention of school failure, aggressive and violent behavior, and drug abuse among adolescents, will be participating in a White House Conference on Helping America’s Youth on Oct. 27.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) has been chosen by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as one of the firms to be awarded new indefinite quantity contracts potentially worth up to $1.9 billion over five years.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
News: AIR Report Identifies States with "Promising Practices" in Education and Licensing Programs for Motorcycle Riders; Oregon, Delaware, and Idaho Top the List
Oregon, Delaware, and Idaho top the list of 10 states identified as having “promising practices” that promote motorcycle safety, according to a study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) that was conducted for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Marilyn Moon, a nationally recognized expert on Medicare who is Vice President and Director of the Health Program of the American Institutes for Research (AIR), was invited to testify Thursday, September 22, 2005 before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security examining the “Cost and Payment of Medicare Part D.”
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Event: AIR Health Communications Experts Available to Share Insight in Celebration of National Women's Health & Fitness Day
In celebration of the fourth annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, September 28, experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will be available to discuss topics related to women’s health and fitness such as the importance of regular exercise and healthy eating habits; cancer screenings; reproductive health and prenatal care; and ways to enhance health and prevent complications while living with diabetes.
Friday, August 5, 2005
News: AIR Provides Guidance on Free Tutoring Offered Under NCLB, Releases New Toolkit for Parents and Community Leaders
A toolkit offering parents and community leaders tips, tools, and strategies to learn more about free tutoring for students in schools designated as needing improvement under the No Child Left Behind Act.
Monday, August 1, 2005
The U.S. Department of Justice and the State of Mississippi have jointly selected a juvenile justice expert at the American Institutes for Research to monitor the state’s progress toward improving two of its juvenile justice facilities.
Monday, July 25, 2005
The international Campbell Collaboration (C2) and the American Institutes for Research (AIR), both nonprofit organizations, are joining forces in a relationship designed to expand the depth of reliable research knowledge available to experts and the public.
Wednesday, July 6, 2005
Kathy J. McKinless, a business leader with an extensive background in public accounting in the not-for-profit sector and financial services industry, has joined the Board of Directors of the American Institutes for Research, a leader in the behavioral and social sciences.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
The American Institutes for Research, one of the nation’s largest independent research organizations, announced today that it has acquired Sutton Group, a nationally recognized social marketing and communication firm based in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, June 16, 2005
The California Department of Education has released the results of an American Institutes for Research study showing improved science scores and other benefits among at-risk sixth grade students in Los Angeles, San Diego and Fresno who participated in week-long residential environmental education programs known as “outdoor science schools."