AIR Learning with Others Study

  • Luella High School has recently been chosen to participate in a research project conducted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) based on our work in the last 3 years in Personalized Learning. 

    Below is a summary of information about the project and what it asked from each student.  

    We began today (3/7/17) distributing the consent forms required through English classes. I would appreciate your signing the consent form and having your student return it by Friday, 3/17/17. 

    If you have further questions, please feel free to contact either Ms. Jennifer Gay, Personalized Learning project manager, or me. 

    Thank you and, as always, 

    Go Lions!

    Jerry Smith 

    Click here for the consent form if your child is UNDER 18 years old.

    Click here for the consent form if your child is 18 or OLDER.

    Click here for the consent form in SPANISH. 


    A brief explanation from The American Institutes for Research :

    Your child’s school is participating in the Learning with Others: Study of Racial/Ethnic Differences in Experiences and Outcomes Associated with Peer Collaboration. 

    ·        This study is being conducted by American Institutes for Research (AIR), a nonprofit, nonpartisan social and behavioral research organization. The purpose of the study is to examine the role that student opportunities to work together may play in how students experience their classes, how they do in school, and other associated outcomes for Grade 9–12 students from varying racial/ethnic backgrounds.

    What We Are Asking

    ·        We are asking for your permission for your child to participate in this study. If you give permission, your child will be invited to participate in the following activities.

    o   Student Survey : Your child will be invited to complete a 30-minute online survey, to be administered during the regular school day. The survey will ask questions about your child’s experiences working with others in the classroom and how they see themselves as learners. The survey will be administered in spring 2017.

    o   Student Discussion Group : Researchers will select 12–16 students per school from participating mathematics and English classrooms. If your child is selected, he or she will be invited to participate in a 45-minute group discussion about his or her experiences in the classroom.

    o   Student Records : Your consent will give your school district permission to provide the AIR research team with information from your child’s school records from the 2015–16 to 2016–17 school years, including basic demographic information (date of birth, gender, race/ethnicity); grade point average, achievement test scores, or other measure of academic performance; school attendance; and eligibility for school programs such as English language learners programs, free or reduced-price meals, or services for students with disabilities.