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REL Mid-Atlantic report series on implementing social and emotional learning programs in early childhood

This REL Mid-Atlantic report series summarizes the research literature on social and emotional learning (SEL) and provides practical information for educators and policymakers who want to implement SEL programs.

Review of Study Examining How Technology Access Impacts Student Achievement

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed the design and details of a study that found that students who were permitted to use Internet-enabled devices in class scored lower on final exams than those in classes that prohibited such devices. The impact estimate for the combined multiple choice and short answer portion of the final exam meets WWC group design standards without reservations. The impact estimate for the essay portion does not meet WWC standards.

Did You Know?

The average score for eighth-grade AI/AN students in reading was higher in 2009 than in 2007, and the percentage of AI/AN students at or above Proficient and at Advanced in mathematics was higher in 2009 than in 2005. (Read more)

Between 1985 and 2008, public school enrollment rose 26 percent, from 39.4 million to 49.8 million. (Read more)

Data Snapshot

Average scores in civics for students eligible for either free or reduced price school lunch were higher in 2010 than in 2006 at both grades 4 and 8.
Average scores in civics for students eligible for either free or reduced price school lunch were higher in 2010 than in 2006 at both grades 4 and 8.

 

Approximately two-thirds of fourth-graders both nationally and in large city schools reported never using a calculator while taking mathematics tests or quizzes.
Approximately two-thirds of fourth-graders both nationally and in large city schools reported never using a calculator while taking mathematics tests or quizzes.