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Report Round-Up: October 8, 2010

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October 08, 2010 09:18 pm


Report_Round-Up[1]Mind the Gaps: How College Readiness Narrows Achievement Gaps in College Success
from ACT. This report looks at the steps that can be taken to improve college and career readiness and success among underserved populations. The data in this report shows the types of policies that work to improve college and career readiness and success.

How America Saves For College by Sallie Mae. This survey finds that American families are scaling back plans to pay for their children’s college education as the stunted economic recovery continues to weigh on household budgets.

Measuring Progress in Public & Parental Understanding of Learning Disabilities by the Tremaine Foundation. This report shows that parents and educators are dangerously confused about learning disabilities but also support greater government funding for intervention.

Teacher Evaluation 2.0 from the New Teacher Project. This report proposes six design standards that teacher evaluation system should meet. It offers a blueprint for evaluations that can help every teacher succeed in the classroom—and give every student the best chance at success.

2010 Kids and Family Reading Report from Scholastic.  This study found that students say they would read more literature if they had access to e-books, but parents insist the technology would negatively affect the amount of time kids read, engage in physical activity, or spend with family.

The Almanac of Higher Education from the Chronicle of Higher Education. This is an in-depth analysis of American colleges and universities including data on students, professors, administrators, institutions, and their resources, as well as state-by-state profiles of higher education in the United States. (Note this report costs $15 for the print version and $7.95 for the digital copy)

The Road Less Traveled: How the Developmental Sciences Can Prepare Educators to Improve Student Achievement: Policy Recommendations from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. This study says that despite growing evidence of the impact that developmental sciences knowledge and ability to apply it have on student learning, little effort has been made to ground school reform and educator preparation in the developmental sciences, which include cognitive science, neuroscience, and the science of child and adolescent development. (Note this report costs $10)



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