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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1 Mar 2017
One promising pathway to bridge the disconnect between research and practice in education is to form research alliances. This report describes how and why a professional learning community helped REL Midwest researchers address challenges that came with this shift in the researcher’s role and work processes.