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AERA Announces Most Read Education Research Articles of 2015
Research on special education, non-cognitive skills, degree completion, educational inequality and more appeared in the 10 most popular journal articles published by AERA in 2015.

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AERA in the News

TEA: State tests not valid for evaluating teachers
Wilson Post, February 5, 2016

Study: Race Affects Elementary School Student Placement in Gifted Program, February 5, 2016
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AERA Highlights

Darling-Hammond, Simmons Announced as Annual Meeting Speakers
January 2016

AERA President Jeannie Oakes has announced Linda Darling-Hammond and Warren Simmons as major speakers at the 2016 Annual Meeting.
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Recent Research

Discretion and Disproportionality: Explaining the Underrepresentation of High-Achieving Students of Color in Gifted Programs

In this study, the authors found that when black students are taught by a black classroom teacher, the racial gap in gifted assignment largely disappears.
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Trending Research Topic File

Value Added Models
Over the past decade, the use of value‐added models (VAM) in teacher and administrator evaluation has grown nationally, while becoming one of education’s most controversial issues. 
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New Video

Measurement Matters: Assessing Personal Qualities Other Than Cognitive Ability for Educational Purposes

Angela L. Duckworth (University of Pennsylvania)
David Scott Yeager (University of Texas at Austin)

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