What the Research Says
From the pages of Education Week: a roundup of recent education studies
Early Childhood What the Research Says A New Study Shows How Schools Can Maximize Full-Day Pre-K's Benefits
Researchers said principals played a key role in students' academic success through 3rd grade.
International What the Research Says It's Not Just U.S. Students. Civics Scores Have Dropped Around the World
Eighth graders are less engaged and knowledgeable about government than they were before the pandemic, a global study finds.
College & Workforce Readiness What the Research Says Beyond the Carnegie Unit: Schools Are Already Testing Ways to Measure 'Durable' Skills
If you want students to learn to collaborate, organize, be creative, and communicate, you have to measure it.
Equity & Diversity What the Research Says New National Data Show Depth of Disparities in a Chaotic Year of Schooling
The first federal civil rights data released since the pandemic show that inequities persisted even when school buildings shut down.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says What Educators Need to Know About the 'Epidemic of Loneliness' Among Students
Loneliness could hurt student learning and worsen mental health problems, experts say.
Student Achievement What the Research Says The State of After-School and Summer Programs, in Charts
New federal data show most schools offer extended-time academic programs, but small percentages of students use them.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says Vaping Declines Sharply Among Older Teens But Rises for Middle Schoolers
New federal data show more younger students and girls using e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Reading & Literacy What the Research Says A Virtual Tutoring Program Boosted Early Literacy Skills. New Research Shows How
A first-of-a-kind study in the early grades finds that an intensive remote tutoring can improve reading skills.
Student Achievement What the Research Says Keeping Younger Students Back a Grade Shows Benefits Over Time, Study Finds
New longitudinal research shows reading and math benefits for retaining younger students who need more time.
College & Workforce Readiness What the Research Says ACT: Only 1 in 5 High School Graduates in 2023 Fully Prepared for College
More than 40 percent of new high school graduates did not meet any of ACT's college-readiness benchmarks.
College & Workforce Readiness What the Research Says Dual-Credit Programs Are Growing, But Do They Reach the Students Who Need Them Most?
A new report has recommendations on how schools and colleges can make dual-credit programs more equitable.
Teaching Profession What the Research Says States Are Calling for More Computer Science Classes. Now They Need the Teachers
New data finds that not enough teachers are being certified in computer science to meet the rising need.