Research Briefs

MERC regularly produces research briefs on a range of topics related to PK12 Education.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): A Research Brief by Samantha Hope, M.T. (March 2017) The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a modified reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary... Read more

Cultural Diversity Professional Development for Teachers:  A Research Brief by Samantha Hope, M.T. and David Naff, M.A. (December 2016) Many regions of the United States have experienced rapid shifts in the racial and ethnic makeup of the population over the past decade. As... Read more

New Profile of a Virginia High School Graduate:  A Research Brief by David Naff, M.A. (December 2016) Guided by recommendations from the Standards of Learning Innovation Committee - a group of educators, policymakers, and community members charged by the Virginia Secretary... Read more

Reading and Math Interventions at the Secondary Level:  A Research Brief by Ashlee Lester, B.S. and David Naff, M.A. (December 2016) Starting in the early 2000’s with the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act, federal and state education authorities promoted the use of... Read more

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