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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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

    March 20, 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 the Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk to address this gap. Examining data from 24 magnet schools across […]

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    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, […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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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    Eva Baker Recognized as EdWeek Publicly Influential Scholar

    May 30, 2016

    CRESST’s own Eva Baker was named a publicly influential scholar on Education Week’s 2016 list of “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings”. Only 200 scholars are recognized each year, this year 11 (including Eva Baker) are UCLA scholars! You can read more on Ampersand, the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies blog.