There has been a steady rise in the number of children and youth needing programs and services that promote positive mental health and provide early intervention and treatment. How are schools responding to this challenge? This brief explores how continuous evaluation and assessment of a school’s mental health programming can benefit students, families, schools, and communities.
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4 Aug 2017
The growth of the postsecondary competency-based education (CBE) ecosystem is contingent on CBE programs demonstrating that they fulfill core value propositions for students, including improving access, success, quality, and affordability. To support program leaders and researchers in building evidence about student outcomes in CBE programs, AIR and the Institute for Competency-Based Education at Texas A&M University-Commerce developed this brief, which proposes a CBE Student Outcomes Metrics Framework for descriptive and evaluative research.
28 Jul 2017
The Local Control Funding Formula has introduced positive and much-needed change to California’s approach to K-12 education funding, but received criticism for being archaic, cumbersome, difficult to complete, opaque, and incoherent. A new brief from the California Collaborative on District Reform and Pivot Learning, Fostering Innovation: How User-Centered Design Can Help Us Get the Local Control Funding Formula Right, describes an alternative approach to solving policy problems.
27 Jul 2017
These reports present key findings on crime and violence in U.S. public schools, using data from the School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS). First administered in the spring of the 1999–2000 school year and repeated in school years 2003–04, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2009–10, and 2015–16, SSOCS provides information about school crime-related topics from the school’s perspective.
20 Jul 2017
Prescription drug misuse and abuse has reached epidemic proportions, with negative consequences for families and communities across the country. Mona Kilany explains how connecting prescribers with the proper tools and knowledge can help them address this significant public health issue in their practices.
19 Jul 2017
What kind of research designs would help teacher preparation providers improve their programs? On April 11, 2017 AIR brought together 35 researchers, teacher educators, school district leaders, and other stakeholders to discuss research designs that would answer the kinds of questions that providers have about their programs and how to improve them.
17 Jul 2017
30 Jun 2017
Playground Physics is a technology-based application and accompanying curriculum designed by New York Hall of Science to support middle school students’ science engagement and learning of force, energy, and motion.
30 Jun 2017
Online courses can serve as a practical way for students to recover credit in courses they have failed. This research brief, one in a series investigating the implementation and impacts of the credit recovery courses in the Back on Track Study, describes the study findings for students’ math course accumulation and high school graduation by the end of their fourth year of high school..
30 Jun 2017
Online courses can serve as a practical way for students to recover credit in courses they have failed.This research brief, one in a series investigating the implementation and impacts of the credit recovery courses in the Back on Track Study, describes the study findings for students’ math course accumulation and high school graduation by the end of their fourth year of high school.