Center for Research on K-12 Adventist Education

CognitiveGenesis Study (CG)

CognitiveGenesis is the first division-wide (United States, Canada, and Bermuda) study to assess Adventist academics in elementary and secondary schools. Researchers at La Sierra University, in conjunction with the North American Division Office of Education (NADOE) and the cooperation of all nine unions, participated in the project. This research initiative is documenting the academic achievement of approximately 30,000 students in the NAD and examines the various factors that are related to achievement.

For more detailed information about the study and its results visit the external website at www.cognitivegeneis.org

 

Building Support for Adventist Education using ABSM

As a negotiation tool, ABSM (Agent Based Stakeholders Model) allows decision makers to test different strategies, alternative starting positions, and identify influence paths through other stakeholders in order to achieve better results.

The proprietary software developed by Claremont Graduate University researchers is being used by CRAE to identify and analyze the various stakeholders in Adventist education, in order to determine which group has influence and where and how that influence can be used to advance Adventist education. Preliminary findings identified Pastors as a critical group which can mobilize as well as create opposition for Adventist educational outcomes. Therefore, schools can be more successful when they have the support of the local church pastor.

Thanks to matching grants from a generous donor two conferences in California are participating in pilot ABSM initiatives in order to:

  • Identify the most influential stakeholders in the conference’s education arena
  • Analyze the various stakeholder coalitions, their relationships and how to create stronger coalitions to support Adventist Education
  • Determine what stakeholder activities would most effectively boost support and enrollment
  • Provide information for data=driven decisions/strategies related to Adventist Education with the conference

-- The desired outcome being increased support for Adventist Education with the ultimate goal of discipling students.

For more information please click here.

For more information on the status of these initiatives please see the latest quarterly report.

 

Adventist Grad Rate Report

CRAE will collect graduation rate information from all academies in the NAD on a yearly basis. Information collected during the 2010-2011 school year showed us that 97.5% of students enrolled in Adventist Academies graduate on time and 88.6% of these students go on to college. Information for 2011-2012 is currently being collected.

PLOT (Personality Life Orientation Test)

CRAE will collect graduation rate information from all academies in the NAD on a yearly basis. Information collected during the 2010-2011 school year showed us that 97.5% of students enrolled in Adventist Academies graduate on time and 88.6% of these students go on to college. Information for 2011-2012 is currently being collected.

Achievement Gap Project

A joint reseach project of La Sierra University and Notre Dame University. The project is assessing the academic outcomes of disadvantaged students in Adventist schools.

 

 

Contact Us

 

Center for Research on K-12 Adventist Education (CRAE)

 

La Sierra University

4500 Riverwalk Parkway

Riverside, CA 92515

 

951.785.2997

crae@lasierra.edu

 

Office Location:

School of Education Room 130

 

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m

 

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