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Labor Market Returns to Sub-Baccalaureate Credentials: How Much Does a Community College Degree or Certificate Pay?
Short-term certificate programs at community colleges offer limited labor-market returns, on average, in most fields of study
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The findings expose the way in which ELLs’ chances for rigorous academic preparation are systematically reduced and point to the importance of providing ELLs with high-level academic curriculum while also supplying linguistic scaffolding that makes such learning possible.
‘‘I’m Not Going to Be, Like, for the AP’’: English Language Learners’ Limited Access to Advanced College-Preparatory Courses in High School
Findings expose the way in which ELLs’ chances for rigorous academic preparation are systematically reduced and point to the importance of providing ELLs with high-level academic curriculum while also supplying linguistic scaffolding that makes such learning possible.
Read more from American Educational Research Journal
   
Latino EL students enrolled in two-language programs are reclassified at a slower pace in elementary school but have higher overall reclassification, English proficiency, and academic threshold passage by the end of high school.
Reclassification Patterns Among Latino English Learner Students in Bilingual, Dual Immersion, and English Immersion Classrooms
Latino EL students enrolled in two-language programs are reclassified at a slower pace in elementary school but have higher overall reclassification, English proficiency, and academic threshold passage by the end of high school. 
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Facts Are More Important Than Novelty: Replication in the Education Sciences
Although replicating important findings is essential for helping education research improve its usefulness to policymakers and practitioners, less than one percent of the articles published in the top education research journals are replication studies.
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College Selectivity and Degree Completion
Using multi-level models and propensity score matching methods to reduce selection bias, selectivity, measured by a college’s average SAT score, was found not to have an independent effect on graduation.
Read more from American Educational Research Journal
   
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Intended and Unintended Effects of State-Mandated High School Science and Mathematics Course Graduation Requirements on Educational Attainment
Raising state-mandated math and science course graduation requirements may increase high school dropout rates without a meaningful effect on college enrollment or degree attainment.
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Which Instructional Practices Most Help First-Grade Students With and Without Mathematics Difficulties?
Which Instructional Practices Most Help First-Grade Students With and Without Mathematics Difficulties?
First-grade teachers in the United States may need to change their instructional practices if they are to raise the mathematics achievement of students with mathematics difficulties.
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The Test-Optional Movement at America’s Selective Liberal Arts Colleges: A Boon for Equity or Something Else?
The test-optional movement in the United States emerged largely in response to criticism of standardized admissions tests as inadequate and potentially biased measures of postsecondary promise.
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Estimating the Effects of No Child Left Behind on Teachers and Their Work Environment
The conventional wisdom that No Child Left Behind has eroded teacher job satisfaction and commitment is off the mark, according to new research. 
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Inaccurate Estimation of Disparities Due to Mischievous Responders: Several Suggestions to Assess Conclusions
New data analysis procedures may help minimize the impact of "mischievous responders," according to research published in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of AERA.
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Instructional Alignment as a Measure of Teaching Quality
Researchers found weak to nonexistent relationships between state-administered value-added model measures of teacher performance and the content or quality of teachers’ instruction.
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  The Community College Route to the Bachelor’s Degree
Students who begin their postsecondary education at a community college and successfully transfer to a four-year college have BA graduation rates equal to similar students who begin at four-year colleges, according to this article.
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  Promoting Human Capital Development: A Typology of International Scholarship Programs in Higher Education
This article sheds light on the availability and characteristics of international scholarship programs that are sponsored by national and federal governments worldwide and that are intended to promote student mobility.
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Efficacy of the Responsive Classroom Approach: Results From a 3-Year, Longitudinal Randomized Controlled Trial
Classroom programs designed to improve elementary school students’ social and emotional skills can also increase reading and math achievement, even if academic improvement is not a direct goal of the skills building.
Read more from American Educational Research Journal
   
New Evidence on Teacher Labor Supply
Recent evidence on the large variance in teacher effectiveness has spurred interest in teacher labor markets. 
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Conceptual and Methodological Problems in Research on College Undermatch
This article identifies three problematic assumptions in research on undermatching, a popular explanation for the phenomenon of students in the lowest income quartile constituting less than 4% of enrollment at the nation's most selective colleges.
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  True for Your School? How Changing Reputations Alter Demand for Selective U.S. Colleges
Rankings published annually by the Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report and their effects on the number of applications colleges receive are examined.
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Learning to Think Critically: A Visual Art Experiment
This article examines whether exposure to the arts has an effect on the ability of students to engage in critical thinking.
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Diversity ≠ Inclusion: Promoting Integration in Higher Education
Marta Tienda argues that enrollment of a diverse student body is but a pragmatic first step toward the broader social goal of inclusion and ask whether motives for campus diversification are aligned with pedagogic goals.
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  Professional Development Research: Consensus, Crossroads, and Challenges
Commentaries regarding appropriate methods for researching professional development have been a frequent topic in recent issues of Educational Researcher as well as other venues.
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Organized Interests and the Common Core
Among the notable aspects of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is the diverse array of interest groups supporting them.
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  The Past and Likely Future of an Educational Form: A Textbook Case
At a time when it is seen as increasingly “obsolete,” this article analyzes the textbook as an evolving pedagogical form,as a changing medium comprised of smaller media components. 
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State Bans on Affirmative Action Have Spillover Effect on Adjacent States
In the first empirically driven snapshot of affirmative action at the national level, researchers discover that state bans on affirmative action in college admission have a spillover effect on neighboring states without highly selective colleges.
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The Effects of Student Coaching - An Evaluation of a Randomized Experiment in Student Advising
"College graduation rates often lag behind college attendance rates. One theory as to why students do not complete college is that they lack key information about how to be successful or fail to act on the information that they have."
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Dramatic, Unexpected Shift in Faculty Retirement Behavior
"Sixty percent of faculty no longer subject to mandatory retirement are expected to remain employed beyond age 70 and 15 percent will retire at age 80 or over," far higher rates than projected by the National Research Council two decades ago.
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Summer Reading Programs Make a Difference, Especially for Low-Income Students
"Children who participated in [summer reading programs at school or at home] enjoyed significant improvement on multiple reading outcomes," with "significantly larger benefits for children from low-income backgrounds."
Read more from Review of Educational Research
   
School-based "College Coaches" Show Promise at Closing Enrollment Gaps for Underserved Students
Students at coach schools were significantly more likely to attend less selective 4-year colleges [than 2-year colleges], which have much higher graduation rates than 2-year colleges, and they were more likely to enroll in college."
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Grade Inflation: Fact or Fiction?
"Contrary to much of the existing literature, we find virtually no support for the existence of grade inflation in secondary or postsecondary education."
Read more from Educational Researcher








 
 
   
     
   
 
 
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