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Calculating the Educational Impact of COVID-19 (Part III): Where will students be when schools reopen?
  In May 2020, RTI examined early grade reading data from 27 datasets across 8 countries (which we have since updated to 87 datasets from 15 countries). These datasets all contained data for students in consecutive grades (e.g., grades 1 and 2; grades 2 and 3; etc.) and were used as a starting point for us to model the impact of COVID-related school closures on learning loss. This blog continues and expands on our initial analyses by predicting where students will be once schools have re-opened...
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Action research? Applied research? Research?
In international development cooperation, there is an increasing focus on adaptive management, intentional and resourced learning, and the use of learning to improve activity implementation and impact. Programs are being called on to incorporate operations or action research into their Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plans. Recognizing that there is a continuum of what can be considered "research"--from self-discovery with individual action to randomized control trials--this post is...
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