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Why Is Ninth Grade a Critical Time for Students? A Researcher Explains

September 25, 2017 | Student Achievement

There are a number of reasons that a student may fall behind in school, but one of the most impactful is making the transition to high school. Research shows that whether students graduate from high school is largely determined during their freshman year. In this Q&A, Elaine M. Allensworth, Lewis-Sebring…

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Why MET Additional Resources: Project Study Components

December 11, 2015 | Effective Teaching

Research Thomas J. Kane, Daniel F. McCaffrey, Trey Miller and Douglas O. Staiger, Have We Identified Effective Teachers? Validating Measures of Effective Teaching Using Random Assignment, (Seattle, WA: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2013) Andrew D. Ho, Thomas J. Kane, The Reliability of Classroom Observations by School Personnel, (Seattle, WA: …

YouthTruth: New Findings on College and Career Readiness

February 1, 2016 | Student Achievement

How prepared do students feel for college and careers? Student perceptions are linked to academic outcomes, which makes understanding student feedback vital for student success now and in the future. YouthTruth, a national nonprofit harnessing student perceptions to help educators accelerate improvements in their K-12 schools and classrooms, recently analyzed…