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Reports

Much of MERC’s research work is disseminated through published reports. This includes full reports on the findings of out empirical research studies, literature reviews, white papers, and research briefs.

Our most recent publications are available on our website, however, you may access all of MERC’s publications through VCU’s Scholar’s Compass.

Reports

Since 1991, MERC has produced several research reports a year addressing critical issues in PK12 education. These include empirical studies and literature reviews. Below is a list of recent reports.

Will They Stay or Will They Go? Analysis of the 2019 VDOE Working Conditions Survey

This report explores data from the 2019 VDOE teacher working conditions survey. ...

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The School Principal and Teacher Retention

This report from the MERC Teacher Retention study explores the role of the school principal in teacher retention....

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Digital Equity in the Time of COVID: Student Use of Technology for Equitable Outcomes

This report explores equitable digital use and outcomes during COVID-19....

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Analyzing Advanced Placement (AP): Making the Nation's Most Prominent College Preparatory Program More Equitable

This report explores racial and socioeconomic equity in Advanced Placement (AP) programs....

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Digital Equity in the Time of COVID-19: The Access Issue

This report is a part of a series of reports on digital equity in the time of COVID-19 written by members of the MERC SY20 study team....

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Dual Language Programming: A Model to Enhance School Climate and Academic Achievement in Diverse Schools

This policy brief summarizes research and data on English learners (ELs) in Virginia and current dual language (DL) education policies and practices....

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Unpacking "Giftedness" - Research and Strategies for Promoting Racial and Socioeconomic Equity

This report explores: 1) What does it mean to be "gifted?" 2) Who receives gifted services? 3) Why does this mater? 4) What factors contribute to disparities in gifted services? and 5) What strategies help to address disparities in gifted education?...

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