Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: 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 today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research …

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Special Issue of Educational Researcher Examines the Nature and Consequences of Null Findings in Education Research

A new special issue of AERA’s peer reviewed journal Educational Researcher, titled “Randomized Controlled Trials Meet the Real World: The Nature and Consequences of Null Findings,” focuses on important questions raised by the prevalence of null finding…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Text-based “Nudges” to High School Seniors from School Counselors Boost Financial Aid Filing, College Enrollment

High school seniors who receive texted reminders–or “nudges”–from their school counselors are 17 percent more likely to complete the college financial aid application process and 8 percent more likely to enroll in college directly after graduating.

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Study Finds Relationship between Racial Discipline Disparities and Academic Achievement Gaps in U.S. Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 16, 2019–An increase in either the discipline gap or the academic achievement gap between black and white students in the United States predicts a jump in the other, according to a new study published today in AERA Open, a pe…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: School Spending Cuts Triggered by Great Recession Linked to Sizable Learning Losses for Students in Hardest Hit Areas

Substantial school spending cuts triggered by the Great Recession were associated with sizable losses in academic achievement for students living in counties most affected by the economic downturn, according to a new study published today in AERA Open,…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Study: School District Secessions in the South Have Deepened Racial Segregation between School Systems

Since 2000, school district secessions in the South have increasingly sorted white and black students, and white and Hispanic students, into separate school systems, weakening the potential to improve school integration, according to a new study publis…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Study: Head Start Accountability Systems May Be Missing How Classroom Quality Varies Within Preschool Centers

The high-stakes accountability policies used to monitor the quality of Head Start preschool centers may miss important variation in classroom quality within centers, which could lead to incorrect representations of center quality and inaccurate decisio…

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