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America’s Schools Need Remedial Education

Time-consuming and costly efforts to reform the educational system in the United States have failed, with test scores having barely budged from three decades ago. But a researcher presenting at a CESR conference believes our schools can be saved – if our communities want to step up and help.

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Can We Learn from Mistakes? Development of Categorical Scoring Rubrics for Diagnostic Purposes

How can we learn about what a student can or cannot do from the mistakes they make? This post presents findings based on a new method that provide diagnostic information on student learning.

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Student Loans, Indebtedness and Financial Literacy in the United States

CESR researchers examine changes in Americans’ financial capability since 2009. They find persistent concerns regarding indebtedness and financial literacy, but improvements in precautionary savings.

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Surveys and Character Skills: The Information we Reveal Without Even Trying

Measuring effort people put forward on surveys could provide us with information on important character skills related to conscientiousness and diligence.

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Financial Education Interventions Targeting Immigrants and Children of Immigrants

Immigrants and their children in the US who receive financial education targeted at their specific needs demonstrably improve their financial literacy, but these gains in knowledge do not persist for long. (more…)

Using Gifts and Goals to Help Kids Make Healthy Food Choices

A study seeks ways to nudge kids and schools into healthier behaviors.

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Why College Reputation Matters so Much to Students and Employers

If you want to work for one of Wall Street’s leading investment banks, law offices or consulting firms you’d better graduate from a prestigious college like (more…)

Didn’t you Hear? The Understanding America Study is Here.

With Election Day 2015 just past, it’s less than year to go before America picks a new president – and that means polls, polls and more polls. (more…)

Long Term Educational Consequences of Alternative Conditional Cash Transfer Designs: Experimental Evidence from Colombia

Conditional cash transfers (CCT) are increasingly prevalent social assistance programs in low and middle-income countries, benefiting over 110 million (more…)

Broadening Education Policy Research: The Character Assessment Initiative

Contributor: Jay Greene

Education policy research has been narrowly focused for many years on how schools affect the math and reading achievement of their students.  But schools do (more…)

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