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WWC Reviews the Research on Growth Mindset  (January 19, 2022)
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed the research on Growth Mindset interventions that are designed to improve college persistence and academic achievement by encouraging students to view intelligence as a "malleable" characteristic that grows with effort, and to view academic challenges as temporary setbacks that they can overcome. The WWC found that Growth Mindset interventions have potentially positive effects on academic achievement and no discernible effects on progressing in college or college enrollment.

WWC Reviews the Research on Social Belonging Interventions for Postsecondary Student Success (January 19, 2022)
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed the research on Social Belonging interventions that are designed to reduce the impacts of negative stereotypes that may burden students in underrepresented groups and affect their persistence in college. The WWC reviewed the research on Social Belonging interventions and found that they have mixed effects on academic achievement. Social Belonging interventions have mixed effects on progressing in college and no discernible effects on college enrollment.

Request for Information: Tell IES About Your Science and Math Interventions (January 13, 2022)
IES is seeking information from developers on relevant science and math interventions, including any research describing their efficacy. To share your intervention, respond to our Request for Information by February 14, 2022.

College affordability views and college enrollment  (January 12, 2022)
This Data Point uses data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), a national study of more than 23,000 ninth-graders in 2009. Students answered surveys between 2009 and 2016. This Data Point looks at the connection between views of college affordability in high school and college enrollment and employment 3 years after high school.

Free Online Training for WWC's Regression Discontinuity Design Standards Now Available (January 5, 2022)
The What Works Clearinghouse has released a free, online training on version 4.1 of the WWC's Regression Discontinuity Design Standards. This training is intended primarily for researchers and applied analysts interested in becoming WWC-certified reviewers of Regression Discontinuity Design studies.