Spring 2018 Conference Presentation: Rerandomization to Improve Baseline Balance in Educational Experiments

Dr. Amie Rapaport

Dr. Amie Rapaport, Gibson Consulting Group’s Director of Research, will attend the annual spring conference of The Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) in Washington, D.C. from February 28 – March 3, 2018.

On the second day of the conference (Thursday, March 1), Dr. Rapaport’s research partners, Dr. Kari Lock Morgan from Pennsylvania State University and Dr. Anna Saavedra from the University of Southern California (USC), will present on the team’s use of a novel randomization approach, titled “Rerandomization to Improve Baseline Balance in Educational Experiments”. … read more.

Recent Studies Point to Key Predictors of Postsecondary STEM Success and Explore Hispanic Students’ Exposure to STEM Coursework in Texas

With Hispanic employees making up 15% of the nation’s workforce but holding only 7% of the nation’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) jobs as of 2011, important questions remain about the under-representation of Hispanic adults in high-wage STEM careers. This topic is particularly salient in Texas where Hispanic students make up 52% of the student population; and, it’s especially ... read more.

The Institute for Education Sciences Published Our Study of Advanced Course Completion Rates Among New Mexico Students

In 2008, New Mexico adopted new high school graduation requirements designed to promote college readiness. These changes included the requirement to complete at least one course unit in advanced coursework in order to graduate. This study examines the completion of several types of advanced coursework (e.g., Advanced Placement [AP], gifted and talented, honors, and International Baccalaureate [IB] courses) during the period following the legislative change for all high school students in New Mexico. The Institute for Education Sciences published our report on New Mexico Advanced Course Completion Rates conducted ... read more.

AVID for Higher Education Shows Positive Student Outcomes When Used Well

Marshall Garland

Joseph Shields

Two of our researchers, Joseph Shields and Marshall Garland (pictured on the right), recently wrote an article for the National College Access Network that outlines the findings from the ongoing multi-year evaluation of the AVID College Completion Program.

Student survey results from the study reveal that when students experienced high levels of student-centered teaching and content, they were significantly more … read more.