This report explores three questions about the Common Core State Standards in California, and provides recommendations and conclusions based on a two-day symposium convened to answer those questions.
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This paper describes a research project which drew on longitudinal student data in two states to examine the validity of existing English Language Learner (ELL) reclassification systems—the process by which ELL students are reclassified as fully English proficient and ready to function without special services.
This report, produced by AIR with consultation from the Institute for Higher Education Policy, details the key issues to consider and steps we should take to improve our position in STEM innovation. It includes six critical policy questions, along with an open letter to the nation on broadening perceptions in order to broaden participation.
The Cleveland School District and AIR implemented a districtwide effort to improve safety, order, and conditions for learning, including social and emotional competence, connectedness to caring adults and peers, and the experience of emotional and physical safety. Findings included improved conditions for learning, better attendance, decreased disruptive behavior, and fewer suspensions.
A new brief, First-Year Undergraduate Remedial Coursetaking: 1999–2000, 2003–04, and 2007–08, adds to the evidence on remediation, uses data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study to measure changes in the frequency of remedial coursetaking in U.S. postsecondary institutions.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences has released a study of the impact of the Measures for Academic Progress (MAP) program. Conducted by AIR through the Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest 2005-2011 contract, the study involved 32 elementary schools in five Illinois districts.
This issue brief is the first in a series produced by AIR to promote research, policy, and practice related to broadening the participation of traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM doctoral education and the workforce.