Meeting the Language and Culture Training Needs of U.S. Department of Defense Personnel: An Evaluation of the Language Training Center Program
RAND researchers evaluated the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD's) Language Training Center Program, which partners with institutions of higher education to train DoD personnel in language, culture, and regional area studies.
May 13, 2019
A large study of elementary school dual-language immersion (DLI) programs found that the programs raised student achievement in English and fostered proficiency in a second language, with no drop in students' performance in mathematics or science.
Nov 3, 2017
This report considers the U.S. Air Force definition of professionalism as a starting point to address the question: What can the Air Force do to increase the professionalism of its personnel?
Apr 14, 2017
Teachers in two-way dual-language immersion classrooms consistently implemented key instructional practices targeted by the school district. Teachers strongly adhered to guidelines on language use. Students were less consistent in their language use.
Oct 17, 2016
Teaching Practices and Language Use in Two-Way Dual Language Immersion Programs in a Large Public School District
This article provides a descriptive view of what is happening in two-way dual language immersion classrooms in a large, urban U.S. school district.
Jul 28, 2016
This report seeks to help those planning future cyber training by highlighting what can be learned from another U.S. military specialty with some similarities to cyber: defense language.
Mar 16, 2015
Preparing Principals to Raise Student Achievement: Implementation and Effects of the New Leaders Program in Ten Districts
This report describes New Leaders, a nonprofit dedicated to preparing principals to lead schools to greater achievement, the implementation of its program, and the program's effect on student achievement.
May 13, 2014
Preparing Principals to Raise Student Achievement: Implementation and Effects of the New Leaders Program in Ten Districts — Appendix
This document presents technical appendixes to supplement the main evaluation report Preparing Principals to Raise Student Achievement: Implementation and Effects of the New Leaders Program in Ten Districts (RR-507-NL).
May 13, 2014
Summarizing a larger report, this briefing presents evidence of the effect that New Leaders, a nonprofit dedicated to preparing principals to lead schools to greater achievement, has on student achievement.
May 13, 2014
States and school districts can play an important role in helping principals be more successful and guide their schools more effectively by undertaking actions in four key areas.
May 8, 2014
RAND researchers provide guidance on four areas particularly influential in supporting effectiveness of school principals -- placement in the school, evaluation, autonomy, and resources -- and highlight how to create conditions to foster principal success.
Nov 14, 2013
Second-Language Skills for All? Analyzing a Proposed Language Requirement for U.S. Air Force Officers
A survey of Air Force officers suggests that it would not be feasible to require a high level of proficiency in a second language upon commissioning. Alternatives, such as incentivizing steps toward attaining proficiency, are suggested.
Dec 19, 2012
A section on U.S. health care reform accompanies features on piracy, education priorities, emerging technologies, and Arkansas antismoking programs; other stories discuss climate change, parolees, oil risks, Mexican security, and global drug policies.
Aug 17, 2009
Iranian power projection is marked by strengths, but it also has serious liabilities and limitations. The United States should consider a new approach to Iran that integrates elements of engagement and containment.
May 6, 2009
Dangerous But Not Omnipotent: Exploring the Reach and Limitations of Iranian Power in the Middle East
Although Iranian power projection in the Middle East is marked by strengths, it also has serious liabilities and limitations. This report surveys the nature of both in four critical areas and offers a new U.S. policy paradigm for Iran.
Apr 14, 2009
Enhancing Public Health Preparedness: Exercises, Exemplary Practices, and Lessons Learned, Phase III: Task B2: Final Report: Promoting Emergency Preparedness and Readiness for Pandemic Influenza (PREPARE for PI): Pilot Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative
Describes a pilot program for using quality improvement techniques in the area of public health -- specifically to prepare for a flu pandemic.
Jul 25, 2007