Do high flyers maintain their altitude?
If America is to remain internationally competitive with other advanced nations, we must maximize the academic potential of our top students. To date, few research studies have examined the progress of individual high achievers over time in relation to other students. The analysis in the Fordham Institute report Do High Flyers Maintain Their Altitude and the corresponding visualizations in this gallery helps to fill that gap. In the visualizations in this exhibit, you can compare the performance and growth of various groups of high achievers to that of their peers over multiple years. We wish to thank the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the Kern Family Foundation for their support of this study.See More
The abrupt switch to remote learning wiped out academic gains for many students in America, and widened racial and economic gaps. Catching up in the fall won’t be easy.
The New York Times (2020, June 5)
This study examines academic skills at kindergarten entry from 2010 and 2017 using data from over 2 million kindergarten students.
This study leveraged a racially/ethnically diverse sample of third and fourth grade students and teachers in a large, urban district to investigate whether stable student and teacher characteristics (e.g., sex) and observed quality of classroom interactions influenced change in students’ perceptions of interactions with their teacher.
By: Catherine Corbin, Erik Ruzek, Jason Downer, Amy Lowenstein, Joshua Brown
In this Brookings Brown Center Chalkboard blog, James Soland shares new research projections on potential impacts of COVID-19 school closures on student achievement, how wide the range in achievement might be between high and low-performing students, and what this may mean for educators.
English Learners (ELs) lag behind their peers in postsecondary attainment. New research reports findings from the first three years of an intervention that offers Early College opportunities in high schools serving large EL populations.
By: Angela Johnson, Diana Mercado-Garcia
This CPRE Research Minutes podcast explores findings from polls by The Education Trust on parents’ perceptions and concerns about their children’s learning during the COVID-19 crisis, projections by NWEA researchers on potential academic impacts of these unprecedented school closures, and potential strategies to mitigate learning loss and improve equity.
Consortium for Policy Research in Education Knowledge Hub Research Minutes podcast
In this segment on NPR’s Morning Edition, teachers describe the challenges their students face learning from home and NWEA’s Megan Kuhfeld shares projections of potential academic impacts for students of COVID-19 school disruptions.
Morning Edition, NPR