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This Perspective draws on theory, learning science principles, and the limited research that exists to offer strategic guidance on the design of personalized learning models for primary and secondary education.
Addressing adaptation by adversaries and its implications for security planning requires understanding the ways attackers can respond to new defensive measures. This paper demonstrates an analysis of such preferences using open source data.
Oct 2, 2018
Brian A. Jackson, David R. Frelinger, Jennifer Kavanagh, Brett Andrew Wallace
This brief describes work derived from five reports in RAND Education, which summarize some changes in what teachers know about Common Core standards and what they do in the classroom, based on RAND American Teacher Panel surveys.
Oct 2, 2018
Julia H. Kaufman, V. Darleen Opfer, Michelle Bongard, Joseph D. Pane, Lindsey E. Thompson
The authors analyze trends in the life-cycle management of common shipboard equipment on U.S. Navy surface ships and recommend steps to improve the readiness of this equipment, increase its efficiency, and reduce sustainment costs.
Oct 1, 2018
Bradley Martin, Roland J. Yardley, Phillip Pardue, Brynn Tannehill, Emma Westerman, Jessica Duke
This dissertation explores the externality of ammonia emissions from the Iowa hog industry and investigates the possible impact of voluntary environmental policies to encourage ammonia control technology adoption.
This research analyzes the preparedness of the health care systems in six European countries to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment of patients if an Alzheimer's disease-modifying therapy becomes available.
A therapy for early-stage Alzheimer's disease could be available by 2020, but millions of European patients might have to wait a year or more for initial appointments in the multistep process if health care system capacity is not increased.
Most teachers surveyed reported receiving useful feedback, although the majority perceived feedback from fellow teachers and from coaches or mentors more positively than feedback from formal observations or from school leaders.
Sep 28, 2018
Andrea Prado Tuma, Laura S. Hamilton, Tiffany Tsai
In this document, RAND researchers describe how they developed a tool to help the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health comply with regulations to report on outcomes for prevention mental health programs.
Sep 28, 2018
Amy L. Shearer, Patricia A. Ebener, M. Audrey Burnam
RAND Corporation researchers use data from surveys of the American Teacher Panel in 2015, 2016, and 2017 to provide evidence of change in teachers' use of instructional materials and knowledge of state standards and standards-aligned practices.
Sep 27, 2018
Julia H. Kaufman, V. Darleen Opfer, Michelle Bongard, Joseph D. Pane
This report presents findings from an evaluation of the Creating College and Career Readiness initiative, which used a suite of personalized software in the kindergarten-12th grade setting in rural Kentucky schools.
Gaza suffers a shortage of potable water and a lack of wastewater sanitation. The authors relate Gaza's water problems to its energy challenges, examine the public health implications of the crisis, and recommend steps to avert a regional disaster.
Sep 26, 2018
Shira Efron, Jordan R. Fischbach, Ilana Blum, Rouslan I. Karimov, Melinda Moore
In this report, authors identify ways to address poor Department of Defense employee performance by developing, supporting, and professionalizing supervisors in conjunction with assessing and reporting key performance-related outcomes.
Sep 24, 2018
Laura Werber, Paul Mayberry, Mark Doboga, Diana Gehlhaus Carew