Research Briefs

Association research briefs provide an overview of academic research on a number of important issues in education. Each brief includes background information, key strategic considerations, reference sources and recommendations for further reading. Related talking points have also been posted for ATA members here.

Artificial Intelligence and Automation

The term artificial intelligence (AI) was coined in the 1950s and has been described as, in its most basic form, a “system that makes autonomous decisions” (Webb 2019).

Class Size and Composition Matter

Research clearly shows that smaller class sizes allow for higher levels of student engagement, increased time with the curriculum, and more opportunities for teachers to focus on the individual needs and interests of students in the classroom. Read our talking points on class size, here [link to come].

The Efficacy of Full-Day Kindergarten

There has been a growing consensus that Full-day Kindergarten is highly beneficial to early school success, particularly for students who come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

Student Mental Wellness

Teachers working in schools and classrooms know that student mental wellness is an important factor in a student’s success in the education system.