Understanding differential growth during school years and summers for students in special education
New research examining academic achievement and growth of students with and without disabilities in grades K-4 provides new insight into how differential growth during school years and summers may shape disparities. The results suggest that, with support, students with disabilities grow as much or more academically during the school year than their peers without disabilities during some years, but that steeper summer learning losses for students with disabilities contribute to widening disparities.See More
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In this Education Commission of the States EdNote blog, Beth Tarasawa and Aaliyah Samuel share some key findings and actionable takeaways from NWEA research exploring how school shutdowns impacted student achievement at the start of the 2020-21 academic year.
By: Beth Tarasawa, Aaliyah Samuel
This study reports achievement levels and fall-to-spring gains in grades K to 8 for three groups of English Learners (ELs): ever-ELs who were ever eligible for service; current-ELs who continue to require service; and dually-identified students eligible for both EL and Special Education services.
By: Angela Johnson
These visualizations allow you to explore key questions from our report, Learning during COVID-19: Initial findings on students’ reading and math achievement and growth.
In this NCEA podcast, Beth Tarasawa joins Kevin Baxter to discuss how we can use historical learning trends as well as real-time data to better understand the status of student performance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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.
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