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New Report: A Benefit-Cost Analysis of City Connects

CBCSE has released a new report investigating Boston College’s City Connects program.

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New Report: The Economic Value of Social and Emotional Learning

CBCSE has released a new report that evaluates the economic benefits of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) by comparing the benefits and costs of six different interventions.

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New Report: Efficiency of Automated Detectors of Learner Engagement and Affect Compared with Traditional Observation Methods

CBCSE has released a new report that investigates the costs of developing automated detectors of student affect and engagement and applying them at scale to the log files of students using educational software.

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Learn more about our Methods Training Program

The Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education has provided funding to the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education (CBCSE) at Teachers College, Columbia University to design a new methods training program for researchers and evaluators that will enable them to apply cost-effectiveness and benefit-cost analysis (CEA/BCA) to educational policy issues

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Empirical studies indicate that “educational choice leads to greater socioeconomic and racial segregation of students” (Levin, 1998, p.373).
CENTER FOR BENEFIT-COST STUDIES OF EDUCATION is a research center located at Teachers College, Columbia University