It remains a critical challenge to ensure all children—regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, and/or ability—have access to a high-quality education. We are at a pivotal time where communities and schools are navigating issues of equity, poverty, and opportunity gaps against a backdrop of shifting education policy. With access to exceptional data and a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and research partners, we are able to provide unique insight into these important issues.
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 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.
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.
NNERP Extra Magazine
Mentions: Beth Tarasawa
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
An NWEA webinar by Dr. Andy Hegedus on the relationships between poverty and school performance
By: Andrew Hegedus
When students speed through a computer-based test, their responses are far less likely to be accurate than if they took longer to find the solution, according to new research.
Mentions: Steven Wise