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  • How Do Parents Feel About Their Kids And Science?

    April 12, 2018

    The findings from a new study conducted by EDC/SRI tell us that far more parents would engage in science-related activities with their children—if they knew how. What Parents Talk About When They Talk About Learning:  A National Survey About Young Children and Science, describes results from a national telephone survey of 1,442 parents with a focus on […]

  • Teens Learning Data Science In Recent News Publications

    April 12, 2018

    There is quite a buzz around the Introduction to Data Science (IDS) course, developed by the Mobilize Project. Most recently, EdSource, KQED News, and the Daily Bruin have written about the course. IDS was first piloted in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in 2014-2015.  

  • UCLA CRESST Examines Use of Evidence in Creating Better Opportunities for Children

    October 13, 2017

    “Do we ask for evidence about affluent kids?” Professor Noguera made his comments at “What’s the Evidence: Do After School Programs make a Difference for Kids?”, a forum hosted by UCLA CRESST on Sept. 28 at UCLA’s Luskin Conference Center. The forum was moderated by Julia Phelan, senior research scientist at UCLA CRESST, with Renata […]

  • Beijing Normal University Researchers Visit CRESST

    August 31, 2017

    This August, researchers from Beijing Normal University (BNU) visited CRESST to participate in lectures and discussions conducted by CRESST staff members.

  • Is There a Magnet-School Effect? Joan Herman and Jia Wang Investigate

    May 22, 2017

    School choice has certainly been one of the hottest issues in education this year. CRESST senior researchers Joan Herman and Jia Wang, concerned with the gap of research on magnet schools, published a study in chapter 11 of the Wiley Handbook of School Choice to address this gap. Examining data from 24 magnet schools across […]

  • How Can We Support Student Success in College? Joan Herman Chairs New Report for National Academies

    April 20, 2017

    Educational attainment—the number of years a person spends in school—strongly predicts adult earnings, as well as health and civic engagement. Yet relative to other developed nations, educational attainment in the United States is lagging, with young Americans who previously led the world in completing postsecondary degrees now falling behind their global peers. Researchers and policy […]

  • UCLA GSE&IS Ranks #3 In U.S. Education Schools

    March 20, 2017

    The annual survey of graduate schools by U.S. News and World Report ranked the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences third in the nation among education schools, tied with the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. UCLA was one of the only three West Coast schools and the only UC in the […]

  • CRESST Researchers Head to AERA and NCME Annual Meetings

    March 20, 2017

    Many of our senior researchers will present their work at the Annual Meetings for the American Education Research Association and National Council on Measurement in Education, from April 26th to May 1st in San Antonio. CRESST and GSE&IS will hold a reception at the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting on April 28th, 2017.  Please join us from […]

  • 3-Questions-That-Still-Boggle-Educators-Technologists-and-Researchers

    October 10, 2016

    How can educators, technologists and academic researchers—three groups that don’t often convene—shape new ways to assess teachers and students? That was one of many questions posed at CRESST CON, an annual conference for those working at the intersection of education, technology and research. Held at the newly opened Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center at UCLA, […]

  • Using Games and Simulations for Teaching and Assessment

    June 2, 2016

    Key Issues comprises a multidisciplinary investigation into the issues that arise when using games and simulations for educational purposes. Using both theoretical and empirical analyses, this collection examines cognitive, motivational, and psychometric issues with a focus on STEM content. Unlike other research-based volumes that focus solely on game design or the theoretical basis behind gaming, this […]

  • CRESST Continues Collaboration with PBS Kids Ready to Learn

    June 2, 2016

    CRESST is thrilled to continue our collaboration with The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS KIDS, who have received a Ready To Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement. The grant will provide $19 million in year one of a five-year grant to fund CPB and PBS’ innovative […]

  • Joan Herman Honored with Membership to National Academy of Education

    June 1, 2016

    Congratulations to CRESST’s Joan Herman, who has been chosen as a member of the National Academy of Education, a prestigious organization consisting of 199 U.S. members and 11 foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education.  Joan represents the rich diversity of fields that study education.

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