Disparities persist in educational achievement for students of color and low-income students. In this video interview, Darren Woodruff, principal researcher at AIR, explains how schools can create a climate to help reduce the achievement gap and help all students learn.
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19 May 2014
Almost two million children in the U.S. have an incarcerated parent. In this video interview, Roger Jarjoura, principal researcher at AIR, explains how mentoring can help them stay engaged in school and thrive.
9 Jul 2014
One in six who earns a Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) pursues a career outside the field, with women and blacks most likely to do so. As these infographics demonstrate, men are more likely than women across all racial/ethnic groups to report research and development as a primary work activity.
22 Oct 2014
While about three out of four Americans aged 22-64 believe they know how to use health insurance, only about one in five could correctly calculate how much they owed for a routine doctor visit, as this infographic shows.
9 Jul 2014
Research shows that one in six people who earns a Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) pursues a career outside the field, with women and blacks most likely to do so. This infographic breaks down the percentages.
19 Sep 2014
Accurately measuring an educator's effectiveness is a complex and difficult task. This guide can be used by states and districts to explore various evaluation methods and tools that represent the "puzzle pieces" of an evaluation system. The guide includes detailed descriptions of more than 75 educator evaluation tools that are currently implemented and tested in districts and states throughout the country.
19 Sep 2014
New educator evaluation systems require measures of teacher effectiveness that are timely and meaningful, and many new systems specifically require measures of student growth. Student learning objectives (SLOs) are emerging as innovative measures of student growth because of their versatility and potential for promoting good teaching practices. This fact sheet describes AIR's four-phase approach to strategically implementing SLOs.
29 Jan 2014
The disproportionate effects of harsh, exclusionary school discipline are the impetus behind research into disparities in school discipline and the negative effects of exclusionary discipline. This infographic shows the differences in school discipline by race.
14 Dec 2014
This infographic illustrates the results of an AIR analysis which concluded that workers with disabilities who have at least a high school education earn 37 percent less on average than their peers without disabilities, a disparity costing federal and state governments up to $31.5 billion in potential tax revenue.
9 Dec 2014
School districts play a pivotal role in creating the conditions for learning and many are going through a time of intense change. Joel Knudson, an AIR senior researcher, explains how collaboration can help school districts face shared challenges and partner together to continuously improve.