The LAC Reads Capacity Program, funded by USAID, was created to research early grade reading and increase the size, scale, and sustainability of reading interventions throughout the Latin America and Caribbean region. Rebecca Stone and Josefina Vijil talk about key findings from their work on the region’s first systematic review of the literature on early grade reading.
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30 Mar 2018
Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) is an evidence-based strategy that uses research and real-time data to increase teacher effectiveness and improve student outcomes. Hans Bos explains the methodology behind an AIR evaluation that found the model leads to better academic performance, fewer course failures, more courses attained, and better relationships.
9 Feb 2018
The Black-White achievement gap has been studied extensively, but its relationship to school composition has generally not been examined. Sami Kitmitto discusses AIR’s research on the relationship between achievement gaps among Black and White students and the demographic makeup of schools.
30 Nov 2017
Replication, or the ability to reproduce tests or experiments, is a fundamental aspect of the scientific method. However, recent articles have called into question the replicability of experimental research in different fields. Larry V. Hedges, AIR Institute Fellow, explores the challenges of defining and analyzing replication.
13 Sep 2017
By increasing the capacity and stability of leaders and teachers, low-performing schools may improve student performance and increase graduation rates. This video explores a leadership coaching program that has produced considerable improvements at an Illinois high school.
13 Sep 2017
There is a vital need to learn more about evidence-based approaches to support English learner students. Featuring Diane August, a managing researcher at AIR, the documentary shows how certain evidence-based approaches work in real-life settings through stories from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Multilingual Multicultural Education Program.
20 Jul 2017
Prescription drug misuse and abuse has reached epidemic proportions, with negative consequences for families and communities across the country. Mona Kilany explains how connecting prescribers with the proper tools and knowledge can help them address this significant public health issue in their practices.
30 Jun 2017
Transitional kindergarten is a universal, age-based early childhood program in California that is intended to prepare five-year-olds for kindergarten. Karen Manship explains how student outcomes compare between those who attend transitional kindergarten and those who do not and how the program helps ensure children receive a strong start to their educational careers.
27 Jun 2017
The Illinois Center for School Improvement (Illinois CSI) at American Institutes for Research presents the video series The Illinois CSI Effect: Leading the Way to Continuous Improvement. The videos in this series highlight the stories of five rural and urban Illinois districts, providing a sample of the positive changes happening across the state as a result of the multiyear partnership at the district, school, and classroom levels.
21 Jun 2017
Patient-reported outcomes measure patients’ direct experiences of their health condition and health care. San Keller explains the value of such outcomes in promoting public health and improving the quality of health care.