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  • CRESST Holds Workshop for Beijing Normal University Students

    August 12, 2018

    This July, CRESST was pleased to host graduate students from Beijing Normal University (BNU) to participate in lectures and discussions conducted by CRESST staff members. Led by BNU professor, Youfa Li, the 12 students spent ten days discussing the intersection of educational research and practice across countries.

  • Navy Life Games and Simulations in the News

    August 10, 2018

    The recent article, Ready Player One: Video Games and the Navy Future Force, by Warren Duffie Jr. highlights Navy Life, an online platform of Navy-themed games and simulations. CRESST and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have been partnering to create these games and simulations which are intended to support Navy recruitment and job placement. […]

  • Dr. Jia Wang Discusses the Importance of Magnet Schools

    July 17, 2018

    Dr. Jia Wang, a Senior Research Scientist at CRESST, UCLA sits in for an interview about her recent publication and research. In the interview, she gives an insight on magnet schools – what makes them work and why they’re important.

  • CRESST Announces CRESSTCON’18

    May 1, 2018

    CRESST will bring together experts in education assessment research at CRESSTCON’18 on October 1-2 at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. This year’s theme, “Learning Together: Building Partnerships to Accelerate Excellence and Equity,” will be represented by visionaries in assessment, educational technology, policy and economics. “I am especially excited about the intersection of educational research and […]

  • CRESST Presented at AERA and NCME

    April 20, 2018

    CRESST researchers presented at this year’s AERA and NCME meetings on a variety of topics, ranging from developing career readiness indicators and predicting gameplay data to formative assessment in math and improving social-emotional skills. AERA took place from April 13-17 in New York City, NY with the theme of “The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education.” NCME took place […]

  • Xin Tao Wins Linn Memorial Lecture Award

    April 16, 2018

    On behalf of the Robert L. Linn Memorial Award committee, CRESST is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 Robert L. Linn Memorial Lecture Award. Professor Xin Tao of Beijing Normal University has been chosen as the 2018 recipient for his scholarly contributions, his policy advisory work, his service to the profession, and his […]

  • 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 […]

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