There is a growing consensus among researchers that lifelong learning skills (LLS) are discretely identifiable and actionable levers of support for college and career readiness and success objectives. This policy brief provides a synthesis of the key takeaways from the annotated bibliography and describes policy considerations for integrating LLS into education objectives.
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31 Mar 2015
Schools need to place a greater emphasis on social and emotional skills for students to prepare them for work and for life. In this policy snapshot, we summarize existing research about the effects of education on students’ social and emotional skills and identify important state and district policy considerations for initiating and integrating social and emotional learning, as well as for preparing and developing teachers and administrators to focus on the whole child.
18 Sep 2015
A growing number of states and districts are turning to competency-based education (CBE) as a strategy for enabling students to become college and career ready. This resource was produced to illustrate the various ways in which state education agencies can advance CBE initiatives.
25 Feb 2015
In the Field
What happens when a public school district partners with a team of experts deeply experienced in local and state program evaluation and just as committed as the district to school reform? In AIR, Denver Public Schools found a team of experts who empowered their leaders to address some of the toughest issues in education reform.
18 Jun 2015
Results from an international assessment of basic skills found that 58 million American adults have low skills in working with and using mathematical information (numeracy). This infographic demonstrates where the U.S. falls among the 23 countries included in the assessment.
19 May 2015
Early warning systems offer a way to use available data to identify students at risk and drive targeted interventions that help them get back on track. This issue paper includes lessons learned from more than seven years of working with individual schools, school districts, and state education agencies as they design, develop, implement, and refine early warning systems.
3 Nov 2015
In the Field
To stay current on the most effective strategies for school improvement, Catherine Barbour keeps a close eye on new research. At AIR, researchers and technical assistance providers collaborate to put the most authoritative and timely information to practical use.
31 Aug 2015
The majority of students with disabilities spend most of the school day in general education classes and most are capable of meeting the goals described by advocates of deeper learning. In this report, we review previous efforts to promote better educational outcomes for students with disabilities.
3 Oct 2015
What would an ideal professional teaching career look like? This Connected Educator Month infographic describes the strong preparation and ongoing support necessary for beginning teachers to become effective teachers to become teacher leaders.
1 May 2015
The legal and practical foundation of virtually every human capital system, from recruitment to selection to promotion, is the job analysis or competency model that defines the work. AIR works closely with organizations to develop these products in a way that ensures they are comprehensive, seen as valid by stakeholders, and that they can be used by the diverse departments in an organization that are responsible for building, implementing, and evaluating these human capital systems.