Outcomes-based accountability has come to preschools in the form of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS).
Rising costs are creating substantial economic anxiety among teachers and possibly affecting their teaching practice.
The gains in test performance in the early 2000s were driven by particularly strong gains for the lowest performing students.
Decision makers may end up relying on data about outcomes that happen to be available rather than about outcomes that align with their goals.
Experimental research has found that developing a growth mindset can improve academic achievement and that schools can affect students’ mindset.
Online courses for college students can improve access, yet they also are challenging, especially for the least well-prepared students.
The benefits of good English teachers are seen in students’ achievement in future years, not only in English, but in other subjects as well.
As states take over responsibility for addressing their low-performing schools, they can draw lessons from some SIG successes.
Going to School is Optional: Schools Need to Engage Students to Increase Their Lifetime Opportunities
Missing school and skipping class has consequences for student learning. Luckily we have policy levers to keep students in school and in class.