Early College High School Programs offer driven high school students academic rigor and early exposure to higher education. This report builds on the first two evaluations of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Early College High School Initiative.
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10 Oct 2018
Emerging trends suggest that personalization is often equated with individual learning. To truly personalize, we must recognize that students vary in their needs for social support and exchange. This report describes the findings from a study designed to examine how collaboration is linked to personalization and explore racial/ethnic differences in experiences and benefits associated with collaboration.
10 Oct 2018
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.
17 Oct 2016
In this report from the Study on Deeper Learning, researchers found that while teachers’ own beliefs seemed to have the most consistent and strongest associations with the opportunities students reported experiencing in the classroom, interview data suggest that other school features and external policies can influence teachers’ beliefs about teaching and about their own teaching skills.
9 Aug 2016
This report builds on the analyses from the original Study of Deeper Learning: Opportunities and Outcomes to explore the connections between deeper learning opportunities, deeper learning competencies (in the interpersonal, intrapersonal, and cognitive domains), and high school graduation.
29 Jun 2016
Competency-based education makes student mastery of learning goals—rather than seat time—the metric to determine student credit and progression. Take a closer look at how schools implement competency-based education, and how it is related to what students need to learn effectively.
24 Sep 2014
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation defines deeper learning as “a set of competencies students must master in order to develop a keen understanding of academic content and apply their knowledge to problems in the classroom and on the job.” In this third report, the focus is on whether students who attended selected network schools had higher educational outcomes than did their matched counterparts who attended similar non-network schools.
16 Sep 2014
The concept of deeper learning has been used both to describe a set of competencies or goals for students, and to characterize a way of learning (or a process) that promotes these competencies. In this report—our second in a series of three—we focus specifically on the opportunities that students experienced to engage in deeper learning in their classrooms.
26 Jun 2013
Early College programs provide underserved students with exposure to, and support in, college while they are in high school. This study finds that Early College students were significantly more likely to graduate from high school and enroll in—and graduate from—college than their peers who did not take part in the program.