The ability to read and understand basic texts is vital in modern society. A National Center for Education Statistics Data Point shows that one in five adults in the United States have low English literacy skills, meaning that they would have difficulty understanding, evaluating, using, or engaging with written texts.
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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.
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.
20 Oct 2018
Across the country, work-based learning (WBL) is increasingly emerging as an effective strategy for providing authentic opportunities for students to learn, develop, and demonstrate crucial career-readiness skills. The Self-Assessment of Intermediary Practices tool supports the development, improvement, and operationalization of state, regional, and district efforts to use intermediaries or to implement intermediary strategies that contribute to a comprehensive, high-quality WBL system.
29 May 2018
Nearly five decades of research has demonstrated that the places where individuals live and learn have a dramatic impact on their opportunities and life outcomes. The College and Career Readiness and Success Center has collaborated with several state and local agencies to produce custom-designed maps using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to help leadership teams contextualize their WBL initiatives, that is, to develop a more precise understanding of how resources and socioeconomic factors are distributed.
25 May 2018
Between 2001 and 2016, the cost of child care rose by nearly 50 percent or more for children under 6 years old who were not yet enrolled in kindergarten, according to The Condition of Education 2018. This infographic depicts the rising cost of center-based care, the most expensive childcare arrangement.
17 Apr 2018
This infographic illuminates the disposable and discretionary income of people with disabilities compared with other similarly sized market segments, such as African Americans and Hispanics.
11 Apr 2018
Who enrolls in postsecondary competency-based education? Using data from programs in the CBE Student Outcomes Research Collaborative, we explore the demographic characteristics of postsecondary CBE students.
1 Dec 2017
Recent estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show annual HIV infections decreased nearly 20% from 2008 to 2014, to 37,600—in large part due to increased testing and treatment. As part of CDC's Act Against AIDS initiative, HIV Treatment Works is a national social marketing campaign encouraging people living with HIV to get in care, start taking HIV medications, remain in care, and adhere to treatment.
14 Jul 2017
Increasing rates of opioid misuse, overdose, and death in America represent a complex public health emergency that merits widespread public and private resources and solutions. This brochure describes AIR's response to this public health crisis.