Mind the kinder-gap: New data on children’s math and reading skills as they enter kindergarten
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By: Christine Pitts, Megan Kuhfeld
Data on children’s academic preparation at kindergarten entry tell a story of both declining achievement and shrinking gaps.
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An NWEA webinar by Dr. Andy Hegedus on the relationships between poverty and school performance
By: Andrew Hegedus
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
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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Mentions: Beth Tarasawa
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
In order to ask students to be vulnerable in talking about how they have been exposed to, and impacted by, society’s messages about race, gender, and sexual identity, we have a responsibility to first demonstrate that vulnerability ourselves. Thus, our work is more about “being” than “doing.” Modeling honest self-assessment allows us to ask students to be reflective about their relationship to power, privilege, and oppression.
By: Angelica Paz Ortiz, Beth Tarasawa, Jack Straton, Noelle Al-Mustaifry, Anmarie Trimble
Megan Kuhfeld draws on data from the 3.4 million students who took the NWEA MAP Growth assessments to find that summer slide is common, but not inevitable. According to the data, the students who experienced the greatest loss were those who made the greatest gains during the previous school year.
By: Megan Kuhfeld
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