One way to ensure that all students have equitable access to well-prepared, effective teachers is to establish evidence-based systems that clearly articulate the competencies a teacher must possess to be successful in educating all students to high standards. To support educators of English Learners, the Council of Chief State School Officers empaneled two working groups composed of SEA leaders, district leaders, and staff, AIR, and Education Northwest. These working groups integrated attributes characteristic of effective teachers of ELs and exemplars of effective instructional practices for ELs into two widely used teacher evaluation and support systems.
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24 Jan 2019
Competency-based Education (CBE) programs are designed to teach students particular competencies, and students advance through a program based on demonstrated mastery of a competency rather than on credit hours or grades. This annual, web-based survey of postsecondary institutions in the United States is geared toward assessing the state of the CBE field.
5 Apr 2019
Identifying effective ways to engage and partner with patients and families to reduce errors, as well as hospital-acquired conditions, has been shown to improve safety in hospitals. AIR works with a network of thousands of hospitals to engage patients as partners at every level of health care.
15 Jan 2019
India is the largest producer of cotton in the world. AIR and its partners conducted a social, economic, and environmental impact assessment of cotton farming in Madhya Pradesh, with the aim of better understanding the outcomes for cotton farming on the farmers and the environment.
26 Feb 2019
Women and girls in low-and middle-income countries face societal and structural barriers related to education, employment, and health status. To counter these challenges, governments, development agencies, and nongovernmental organizations have invested in different types of women’s empowerment collectives, including economic self-help group programs and women’s groups practicing participatory learning and action.
11 Jan 2019
Georgia has long believed that work-based learning is the best vehicle to teach students employability skills. Learn more about Georgia’s approach to work-based learning standards and how its structure plays a part in the success of their program.
2 Jan 2019
As we look back over 2018, AIR's Professional Services Division reflects on the progress we’ve made in fulfilling our mission of conducting and applying the best behavioral and social science research, evaluation, and technical assistance towards improving people’s lives.
4 Feb 2019
What is design thinking and how is AIR using it to serve vulnerable populations? AIR expert Virginia Hamilton explains how design thinking is used across a variety of sectors and can bring a diverse group of people together to work toward the same goal: supporting others.
10 Jun 2019
Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, director of AIR’s Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions (AIR CARES) and a practicing physician at Heartland Alliance Health in Chicago, discusses her personal experience in treating patients with addiction and how research can help tackle the opioid epidemic.
17 Apr 2019
AIR assisted NCES in producing Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2018, including developing a spotlight, Perceptions of Bullying Among Students Who Reported Being Bullied: Repetition and Power Imbalance.