The WWC Summarizes the Research on University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) (May 12, 2021)
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed the research on the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP). UCSMP is a core curriculum designed to teach students mathematics concepts, applications, and skills using an inquiry-based approach with a focus on active learning.
The WWC Summarizes the Research on Science Teachers Learning through Lesson Analysis (STeLLA®) (May 11, 2021)
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed the research on Science Teachers Learning through Lesson Analysis (STeLLA®). STeLLA ® is a professional development program that aims to improve students' science achievement by improving elementary teachers' science content knowledge and instruction.
The Impact of Career and Technical Education on Postsecondary Outcomes in Nebraska and South Dakota (May 11, 2021)
A new REL Central study describes the impact of being a career and technical education concentrator in high school on students' rates of on-time graduation and their rates of postsecondary education enrollment and completion within two and five years of their expected high school graduation year.
Outcomes for Early Career Teachers Prepared through a Pilot Residency Program in Louisiana (May 10, 2021)
Louisiana's Believe and Prepare pilot program aimed to provide teacher candidates or in-service teachers with a competency-based curriculum and a residency with a mentor. This REL Southwest study examined the certification, employment, and retention outcomes for the three cohorts of teacher candidates who participated in the pilot program between 2014/15 and 2016/17.
New Update to Monthly School Survey Dashboard on Reopening of Schools (May 6, 2021)
The March update of national statistics on school reopenings and modes of instruction offered to students is now available.
New WWC Study Reviews Examine Interventions Designed to Improve School Environments (May 4, 2021)
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed three studies on interventions designed to improve school environments: (1) Pittsburgh Public Schools SaferSanerSchoolsTM Whole-School Change restorative disciplinary practices program; (2) Houston's Arts Access Initiative that seeks to increase students' access to the arts, and (3) New York City Department of Education's Community Schools Initiative to improve student outcomes by mitigating the social consequences of poverty.
From the IES Director: Catching Up When You Started Behind (May 4, 2021)
In his newest blog, Director Mark Schneider discusses how lessons we learn about recovering from the pandemic must be deployed to remedy the dangerous, pre-existing downward trend among our nation's lowest-performing students.
March Blogs from NCER and NCSER (May 3, 2021)
NCER and NCSER recently published blogs that focus on IES virtual interns and cover education and special education research on gender stereotypes in STEM, autism spectrum disorder, supporting young children with disabilities, and strategies to help support students with ADHD succeed in college.