Recent AERA Research
Recent AERA Research
 
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  Study: Including Videos in College Teaching May Improve Student Learning
A new comprehensive review of research finds that, in many cases, replacing teaching methods with pre-recorded videos leads to small improvements in learning and that supplementing existing content with videos results in strong learning benefits. Learn more
 
       
  Study: After COVID-19 Hit, Federal Financial Aid Applications Dropped Sharply among Potential First-Year Students
After the COVID-19 crisis hit last March, federal student aid applications among potential college freshmen in California dropped 14 percent between mid-March and mid-August, relative to prior years. Read more
 
       
  COVID-19 Turned Parents into Proxy Educators; New Research Examines the Stress It Caused
A study published in Educational Researcher finds that roughly 51 percent of all parents surveyed in March and April had at least one child struggling with distance learning and were themselves experiencing significantly higher levels of stress. Read more
 
       
  Study: Teacher Performance Measures May Penalize Black Educators
A new study published in EEPA found that by not adjusting for school and classroom factors outside the control of educators, classroom observation scores for Black teachers in Chicago Public Schools unfairly penalize them for being more likely to teach in schools in low-income neighborhoods with students who are academically disadvantaged. Read more
 
       
  Study: Jumps in Elementary School Violence Linked to Increased Student Transfers, Especially Among More Advantaged Students
New research finds that student exposure to violent crime in urban elementary schools is linked to higher transfer rates, with students ineligible for free- or reduced-price meals and students from safer neighborhoods more likely to leave than their less advantaged peers. Read more
 
       
  Research Video News Brief: Projecting the Potential Impact of COVID-19 School Closures on Academic Achievement
A study published today in Educational Researcher provides preliminary projections of the impact of COVID-19-related school closures in spring 2020 on student learning. Read more and watch study coauthor Megan Kuhfeld discuss major findings and implications of the study.
 
       
  Study: Free-College Programs Have Led to Large Enrollment Increases at Two-Year Institutions, Especially Among Historically Underserved Students
A study of 33 public community college promise programs, or free-college programs, across the United States found that they are associated with large enrollment increases of first-time, full-time students—with the biggest boost in enrollment among Black, Hispanic, and female students. Read more
 
       
 

Correcting Covid-19 Misconceptions May Require Speaking to Individuals’ Moral Values, According to New Research
The effectiveness of educational content aimed at correcting misconceptions about the risks, transmission, and prevention of Covid-19 is largely influenced by a person’s prevailing moral values, according to a new study published today in Educational ResearcherRead more

 
       
 

New Research Contradicts Claims that Asian American Students Are Harmed When They Cannot Attend Their First-Choice University
A new study finds evidence that contradicts claims in legal complaints to the U.S. Department of Justice arguing that Asian American students face negative consequences while in college as a result of not being admitted to and not attending their first-choice institution. Read more

 
       
  Does the Federal Government’s “Naming and Shaming” of Colleges with Large Tuition Increases Make a Difference?
A study published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis today found that the U.S. Department of Education’s “naming and shaming” of colleges with large tuition increases does not affect institutional pricing policies or students’ enrollment decisions. Read the news release. Watch the author video.
 
 
       
  Study: More than Half of U.S. Students Experience Summer Learning Losses Five Years in a Row
Following U.S. students across five summers between grades 1 and 6, a little more than half (52 percent) experienced learning losses in all five summers, according to a large national study published today. Students in this group lost an average of 39 percent of their total school year gains during each summer. Read more
 
 
       
  How Can Education Researchers Support Education and Public Health Institutions During Covid-19?
As education researchers’ ongoing work is interrupted by school closures, what can they do to support education and public health institutions dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic? An article published today in Educational Researcher aims to answer that question, providing recommendations based on conversations with  public health officials, state and local policymakers, educational leaders, directors of national education organizations, and researchers across disciplines. Read more
 
 
       
  Black and Female Principal Candidates More Likely to Experience Delayed and Denied Promotions than White or Male Counterparts
Black and female assistant principals are systematically delayed and denied promotion to principal, compared to their White or male counterparts, despite having equivalent qualifications and more experience on average, according to a new study. Read more
 
 
       
  Study: News Reports of Education “Achievement Gaps” May Perpetuate Stereotypes of Black Americans 
A new study finds that TV news reporting about racial achievement gaps led viewers to report exaggerated stereotypes of Black Americans as lacking education and may have increased implicit stereotyping of Black students as less competent than White students. Read more
 
 
       
  Is School Racial/Ethnic Composition Associated With Content Coverage in Algebra? 
A study recently published in Educational Researcher finds that teachers spend less time on algebra and more advanced content in eighth grade algebra classes in schools that are predominantly Black compared to those that are not predominantly minority. Read more
 
       
  Research Finds Teachers Just as Likely to Have Racial Bias as Non-Teachers
New research finds that “teachers are people too,” holding almost as much pro-White racial bias as non-teachers of the same race, level of education, age, gender, and political affiliation. Read more
 
 
       
  Study: After Affirmative Action Bans, Enrollment of Underrepresented Minority Students at Public Universities Has Not Kept Pace with Demographic Trends 
A new study published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis finds states that have banned affirmative action, the share of underrepresented minorities among students admitted to and enrolling in public universities has steadily lost ground relative to changing demographic trends among those states’ high school graduates. Read more
 
 
       
  Study: Social Studies Teachers Not “Above the Fray” in Linking Their Political Views to How They Assess News Source Credibility
A new study published in Educational Researcher finds a strong connection between high school social studies teachers’ political ideology and how credible they find various mainstream news outlets. Read more
 
       
  Research Finds that High School GPAs Are Stronger Predictors of College Graduation than ACT Scores
Students’ high school grade point averages are five times stronger than their ACT scores at predicting college graduation, according to a new study published in Educational Researcher. Read more
 
 


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