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    March 26, 2019

    Over 20 CRESST researchers, including the ELPA21 program team, will present at this year’s NCME and AERA meetings on a variety of topics. You are also cordially invited to the UCLA Education and CRESST reception at the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 7, at 7 pm.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]