Academic Achievement

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Student Achievement Letter to the Editor We Must Reimagine Our Ed. System, NAEP Results Show
Let’s use this as an opportunity to reenvision how our education system operates, says this letter to the editor.
September 20, 2022
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Student Achievement What’s Academic Recovery Looked Like So Far? Slow and Uneven, New Data Show
Interim test results paint a complicated picture of the 2021-22 school year. 
Sarah Schwartz, September 14, 2022
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Student Achievement The Pandemic Was a 'Wrecking Ball' for K-12, and We're Still Tallying the Damage
Academic problems, mental health issues, and long-term grief are still taking their toll on K-12 schools.
Arianna Prothero, September 13, 2022
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Student Achievement Digging Deeper Into the Stark Declines on NAEP: 5 Things to Know
What the national assessment can—and can’t—illuminate about the effects of the past two pandemic years.
Sarah Schwartz, September 2, 2022
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Student Achievement Students' Math and Reading Plummet, Erasing Years of Gains, National Assessment Finds
It's a perfect storm of bad news: Student achievement plummeted, and the declines were greatest among the most vulnerable students.
Sarah Schwartz, September 1, 2022
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Student Achievement Students' Pandemic-Related Academic Loss Has Slowed for Some, Research Finds
The new analysis found that students who experienced longer periods of remote learning were farther behind academically.
Ileana Najarro, August 25, 2022
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Principals said using student test scores as a metric in evaluating their effectiveness as a leader isn’t a bad idea, but other factors should also be considered.
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School & District Management Is Judging Principals by Test Scores a Mistake?
A study examined whether existing methods for evaluating the impact of principal leadership on student test scores are accurate.
Lauraine Langreo, August 23, 2022
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Student Achievement What the Research Says Academic Recovery From the Pandemic Will Outlast Funding by Years
While student achievement has begun to rebound, new data show a long road to return to pre-COVID performance
Sarah D. Sparks, July 19, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Latino Students' Gains Threatened by the Pandemic, Analysis Finds
The diverse group of students experienced more setbacks than white students, says a new report.
Ileana Najarro, July 11, 2022
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David Schuler, superintendent of High School District 214 near Chicago, Ill., speaks about college and career readiness during a presentation at AASA's first annual Learning 2025 Summit on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in Washington, D.C. High School District 214 is one of 13 "lighthouse" districts that were recognized for innovative work to improve school systems.
David Schuler, superintendent of High School District 214 near Chicago, speaks about college and career readiness at a summit in Washington.
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School & District Management School Districts Showcase What's Working to Improve Student Learning
School leaders from 13 districts shared strategies at a national summit by AASA, the School Superintendents Association.
Libby Stanford, June 28, 2022
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Student Achievement Opinion The Pandemic’s Toll on Academic Growth Wasn’t Uniform. Recovery Efforts Can’t Be Either
Returning to "normal" will not be enough next school year, write three researchers.
Dan Goldhaber, Andrew Mceachin & Emily Morton, June 21, 2022
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Student Well-Being Really Listening to Students Has an Academic Payoff, New Research Finds
When students see their schools as "responsive" to their feedback, they are likely to have better grades and attendance, new research finds.
Evie Blad, June 16, 2022
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