This paper in the Journal of General Education reports on a study of the The WVEB Mathematics Project. The sample included 1,322 students enrolled in the WVEB Mathematics Project in West Virginia compared to matched peers who took equivalent on-campus courses. Students enrolled in both on-campus and high school WVEB sections showed moderate gains on the ACT scores.
This policy brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education focuses on the need to assess students to measure deeper learning. The brief examines state assessments and the potential impact of two consortia, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), and technology on assessing deeper learning. The author also includes recommendations for federal policy, including requiring states to assess deeper learning competencies.
This policy brief discusses the impact of digital learning. The author examines the effects of digital learning in state and local programs on student performance and provides recommendations that include implementing the “10 Elements of High-Quality Digital Learning” and National Broadband. This resource may be especially relevant to federal policy makers.
This report, sponsored by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), provides examples of education technology programs being funded by national, state, district, and local governments. The authors collected data on educational technology programs funded to state educational agencies (SEAs) through the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) grant program.
This report discusses the importance of early literacy in order to prepare adolescents to be college and career ready. It states that literacy crosses over into other subject areas such as science and math and problem solving skills in life. The authors suggest that linking instruction to the growing knowledge base on literacy and using current outcome data and best practices can help bridge this gap and lead to more prepared students.
This issue brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education addresses the use of technology and online learning as a means for improving the current U.S. education system. The authors examine three major challenges facing the education system: 1) the growing demand for global skills; 2) projected long-term funding deficits; and 3) shortage of quality teachers.
This synthesis reviews the research on adolescent literacy from the past 20 years. Implications for classroom practice are discussed and organized as follows: Instructional Implications, Curricular/Program Implications, Structural/Systemic Implications, Professional Development Implications, and Assessment Implications. Implications for classroom practice based on this review are discussed.
This report from the National Center for Technology Innovation examines the perspectives of stakeholder groups from the fields of education and technology on how assistive and learning technology could become considered a critical component of education and be used to serve students more effectively.
This paper from the Center for American Progress examines high schools that implement an extended learning day as part of a required educational program for all students, explores issues related to implementing such a program, presents examples of how schools accomplish this, and analyzes the implications for school design, capacity, and financing.