Fact or fiction? The 4 myths of dyslexia
By: Elizabeth Barker
It can be tricky to understand what dyslexia is and what it isn’t. In this blog, learn the facts about four myths about dyslexia and about possible indicators for dyslexia from preschool years through high school.
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Educational assessments must include accommodations in the pursuit of accessibility for all, but the development and drive for accommodations on assessments is everchanging. This paper looks to review the accommodations landscape— discovering the past, highlighting our present progress, and uncovering new areas to explore.
By: Elizabeth Barker
English Language Learners, self-efficacy, and the achievement gap: understanding the relationship between academic and social-emotional growth
In this study, multivariate models that jointly estimate growth in achievement and self-efficacy during middle school are used to see how underlying developmental processes relate for ELLs.
By: James Soland
When does inequality grow? A seasonal analysis of racial/ethnic disparities in learning in kindergarten through eighth grade
In this study, we examine seasonal patterns of racial/ethnic achievement gaps in kindergarten through eighth grade using a national sample of over two million students.
By: Megan Kuhfeld, Dennis Condron, Douglas Downey
This study examines academic skills at kindergarten entry from 2010 and 2017 using data from over 2 million kindergarten students. Results indicated kindergarteners in 2017 have slightly lower math and reading skills than in 2010, but that inequalities at school entry by race/ethnicity and school poverty level have decreased during this period.
Advancing educational quality in Rwanda: Improving teachers’ literacy pedagogy and print environments
This study investigates the impact of a teacher professional development (PD) program in rural Rwanda, part of a randomized controlled trial of Save the Children’s early literacy intervention, “Literacy Boost.”
By: Angela Johnson, Catherine Galloway, Elliot Friedlander, Claude Goldenberg
In this first edition of the “Research Insights” series, we visit the early childhood education space across NNERPP. Here we find three districts offering different versions of a kindergarten transition program for their students.
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In this interview, Andy Hegedus shares the origins of his study exploring the relationship between poverty and school performance, implications for educators, and where his research is headed next.
By: Andrew Hegedus