The final report of a study of teacher preparation in early reading instruction describes pre-service teachers' perceptions about the content of their training programs and summarizes their scores on an assessment of their knowledge of the essential components of reading instruction, as defined in the Reading First legislation.
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Between 2009 and 2010, seven Midwestern states—Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin—passed significant legislation addressing teacher preparation, licensure, and evaluation. AIR conducted a review of this legislation, analyzing each state’s system for developing, recruiting, and retaining effective teachers and leaders.
This report presents national- and state-level data on student enrollment by grade and by race/ethnicity within grade, the numbers of teachers and other education staff, and several student/staff ratios for the 2008-09 school year.
This Connecting Research to Practice brief helps educators make informed decisions about English language learners (ELLs) by providing an overview of key research findings, highlighting federal policies related to ELLs, outlining district-level and school-level action opportunities, and listing resources that offer more information.
A new report on racial and ethnic group education trends from NCES, and co-authored by AIR experts, has found that in 2008, U.S. females earned more college degrees than males within each racial/ethnic group, and Black females received more than twice as many degrees as Black males.
This final report details the outcomes of the Enhanced Reading Opportunities (ERO) demonstration, which evaluated two supplemental literacy programs targeted to ninth grade students whose reading skills were at least two years below grade level.
The third edition of School Restructuring: What Works When—A Guide for Education Leaders provides information for school and district leaders to choose the intervention model that will work best to improve their schools.
This annotated bibliography represents a first step toward compiling a comprehensive overview of current research on issues related to English language learners. It is intended to be a resource for researchers, policymakers, administrators and educators.
The new “Condition of Education 2010” report, released May 27, 2010 by the National Center on Education Statistics (NCES), found that from 1999 to 2008, the number of students enrolled in charter schools has nearly quadrupled, from 340,000 to 1.3 million students.
This report compares California’s education resources and student outcomes to those of other states and finds that the state’s education system was among the leanest in the nation prior to the recent recession.