Most research and practice in second language learning supports the theory that literacy in one language assists literacy development in another language.
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This final report describes the work of RISE, a consortium comprised of the American Institutes for Research and its partners, the International Rescue Committee, Sungi Development Foundation, and the National Rural Support Foundation, to support USAID’s reconstruction efforts in the earthquake-affected areas of Pakistan.
The Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (TA Partnership) recognizes the many challenges system of care communities face in working to better meet the needs of all of the children, youth, and young adults they serve. In an effort to help these communities meet the unique needs of young people involved or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system, the TA Partnership is releasing a resource series focused on this population.
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.
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.
AIR and Learning Point Associates, two of the nation’s leading not-for-profit education research firms, are joining forces in a merger that brings together the strengths of both organizations in order to enhance their ability to provide cutting-edge research, evaluation, and technical assistance.
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.