As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic closes schools across the nation, schools and districts are working hard to meet the needs of 55.1 million students in an unprecedented time. While it is difficult to speculate on what missing months of school may mean for student achievement, research on seasonal learning and summer learning loss can offer some insights.
Join the conversation with, Dr. Beth Tarasawa, Sal Khan, Dr. Jesus Jara, and Kimberly Cockrell to learn more about the implications of the research as well as insights for action to help educators, policymakers, and families address and plan for the impacts of this extended pause in classroom instruction.See More
This Bellwether Education Partners webinar examines how education research can continue to offer meaningful, relevant information to policymakers and practitioners after the “lost year” of data from COVID disruptions to schools and testing.
By: Matthew Soldner, Megan Kuhfeld, Dan Goldhaber, Constance Lindsay, Allison Crean Davis
Data on children’s academic preparation at kindergarten entry tell a story of both declining achievement and shrinking gaps.
By: Christine Pitts, Megan Kuhfeld
Assessment education: Bridging research, theory, and practice to promote equity and student learning
This book focuses on practical uses of assessment in education and provides resources and strategies for teachers, administrators, and other educational leaders who strive toward data-informed instruction that balances the use of assessment to address opportunity gaps.
Edited by: Beth Tarasawa, Amelia Gotwals, Cara Jackson
This user’s guide for the MAP Growth Goal Explorer describes how to use this interactive tool, the benchmarks it uses to provide context on student growth goals, a framework for goal setting, instructions for how to download information from the tool, and answers to frequently asked questions.
The MAP Growth Goal Explorer is designed to support and simplify the goal-setting process by showing a range of possible fall-to-spring growth goals against the backdrop of important academic benchmarks.
Learn what research shows about the variation in math skills early learners have when they enter kindergarten and ways to support building of these foundational skills.
By: Elizabeth Barker
Individualize instruction, remove barriers, track student progress: Some tips for making distance-learning special ed work
How can educators effectively engage students with disabilities in distance learning? Elizabeth Barker shares shares four ingredients for effective special education in this piece by The 74’s Beth Hawkins.
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