Transitioning to kindergarten: What 3 RPPs find on district-led programs
NNERP Extra Magazine
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. As it happens, the programs show a nice spectrum of possibilities for how a district might support their students in the transition to kindergarten, with Portland Public Schools offering the shortest and least resource intensive program while the program run by the San Francisco Unified School District is the longest and most resource intensive of the three.See More
When does inequality grow? A seasonal analysis of racial/ethnic disparities in learning from 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 2.5 million students.
By: Megan Kuhfeld, Dennis Condron, Doug Downey
In this Brown Center Chalkboard (Brookings Institution) blog, NWEA researchers share findings from new research that sheds light on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on student learning.
On this EdNext podcast, Megan Kuhfeld discusses new research examining how student reading and math achievement and growth have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mentions: Megan Kuhfeld
Lost learning, lost students: COVID slide not as steep as predicted, NWEA study finds — but 1 in 4 kids was missing from fall exams
The 74’s Beth Hawkins reports on new NWEA research on the impacts of COVID-19 school closures on student academic achievement and growth and the students missing in these data.
In this Teach. Learn. Grow. blog, Beth Tarasawa shares key findings and actionable takeaways from research exploring how school shutdowns impacted student achievement at the start of the 2020–21 academic year.
By: Beth Tarasawa
In this Education Next blog, Megan Kuhfeld shares key findings from new research examining how student learning has been impacted by school closures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020.
By: Megan Kuhfeld
This study examined patterns of MAP Growth assessment attrition by schools and students from fall 2019 to fall 2020. Demographic differences between students tested in fall 2020 and attriters suggest impacts of COVID-19 on achievement are likely underestimated, highlighting the importance of considering students missing from school or assessment to best support growth and recovery.