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.
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.
20 Apr 2018
Research indicates that students who take developmental (remedial) courses in college often struggle to persist in and complete credit-bearing coursework. These findings have spurred a range of reforms, such as corequisites, which provide developmental education support within the same semester as a credit-bearing course. This presentation describes the early findings from an experimental evaluation of this type of accelerated pathway in Texas community colleges.
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.
8 Nov 2017
Implementation science literature on organizational readiness for delivering evidence-based programs has predominantly focused on single entity providers; however, Pay for Success projects tend to use more complex networks of providers. This presentation from the American Evaluation Association Conference explores the implications of different provider constellations for readiness assessment.
8 Sep 2017
The Pay for Success/Social Impact Bond (PFS/SIB) model is an innovative, multi-stakeholder partnership funding mechanism in which government and philanthropic organizations provide upfront funding for program implementation under the umbrella of pay-for-performance principles. This presentation from the 2017 European Society for Prevention Research Conference critically reviews how the model has the potential to increase the collective impact of prevention programming.