Student agency, or the ability to manage one’s learning, can have significant effects on academic achievement as students take an active role in seeking and internalizing new knowledge. To learn more about the practices that support student agency, AIR studied four New Tech Network high schools in three states to determine which teacher practices help or hinder the development of student agency, and whether these practices are effective across educational contexts and with different student subgroups.
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18 Apr 2017
A networked improvement community is a collaborative research partnership that uses the principles of improvement science within networks of organizations to learn from varied implementation of new ideas across contexts. This report aims to guide other researchers, state education agency leaders, and district leaders as they establish networked improvement communities in different contexts.
1 Jan 2017
AIR is committed to supporting rural educators’ effectiveness, learning about rural schools’ and districts’ most pressing needs, and making a difference for students across the country. AIR’s DSI Center has technical assistance staff who have served in rural communities and experienced first-hand the unique challenges students and educators face in these environments. AIR’s research alliances bring together rural educators, Native American Indian tribes, policymakers, researchers, and others to investigate factors and potential solutions related to strengthening rural school performance. Currently the REL Midwest and REL Southwest operate Rural Schools Research Alliances.
The purpose of this study was to identify the instructional practices that may be useful for the development of different aspects of student agency (i.e., self-efficacy, self-regulated learning, and persistence) and determine whether these instructional practices are equally helpful for different subgroups of students.