Education Research Weekly 🔬— November 26, 2018

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Education Research and Data for the week of November 26, 2018. 🙌
I’m running an experiment to see if there is demand for a weekly roundup / digest of education research and data findings. Is this interesting? Did I miss something? Questions or suggestions? Connect with me on Twitter @TrevorSelby

College Readiness

Increased GPA and college choice have the greatest effect on students’ likelihood of college completion according to University of Chicago Consortium working paper From High School to the Future: Delivering on the Dream of College Graduation.


Family engagement is a strong predictor of children’s success. @educationnw provides evidence based resources for creating a more welcoming school climate and increased engagement for indigenous families.

Choice in Assignments

Choice and relevancy in assignments leads to student success according to an EdTrust report Motivation and Engagement in Student Assignments, which examined over 6,800 classroom assignments.

Teacher Coaching

Teacher coaching improves teacher’s instruction by as much as the difference between a novice teacher and one with five to ten years experience. Education Next presents an article and podcast discussing the meta study, Taking Teacher Coaching To Scale.

Same Race Teachers

Black students randomly assigned to a black teacher before 3rd grade are 7% more likely to graduate from high school and 13% more likely to enroll in college than their peers in the same school who are not assigned a black teacher. The Long-Run Impacts of Same-Race Teachers, National Bureau of Economic Research working paper. Related US News coverage.

Teaching Workforce

The teaching work force is larger, grayer, greener, more female, more diverse by race-ethnicity, consistent in academic ability, and unstable from 1987 to 2016. Seven Trends: The Transformation of the Teaching Force — Updated October 2018, via CPRE

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