Academic Achievement

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Student Achievement What the Research Says Here's One Way to Improve Students' Reading Scores: Get Them Eyeglasses
Schools need to do more than just vision screenings, new research says, especially after students have spent so much time learning on screen.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 14, 2021
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States Nation Gets a 'C' on Latest School Quality Report Card, While N.J. Again Boasts Top Grade
A slight increase in this year's Quality Counts score isn't enough to boost the nation's school system above last year's middling grade.
Sterling C. Lloyd & Alex Harwin, September 1, 2021
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School & District Management The Fastest-Improving City School Districts Aren't the Ones You Might Expect
An analysis of how much city districts are overcoming their demographic odds reveals some surprising success stories as well as others where progress is slipping.
Stephen Sawchuk, July 1, 2021
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Students listen to their teacher at Hawthorne Scholastic Academy in Lakeview on March 1, 2021.
Students listen to their teacher at Hawthorne Scholastic Academy in Lakeview on March 1, 2021. A new study shows that students have continued to make gains in math and reading during the pandemic.
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Student Achievement 'Learning Loss, in General, Is a Misnomer': Study Shows Kids Made Progress During COVID-19
Even though the pandemic has interrupted learning, students are still gaining ground in reading and math this year.
Sarah Schwartz, April 22, 2021
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A sign advertises a program that allows food stamp recipients to use their EBT cards to shop at a farmer's market in Topsham, Maine on March 17, 2017.
Food stamps can be used in some farmers' markets, as at this one in Topsham, Maine. New research shows a link between timing of the aid and student performance on key tests.
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Assessment Timing of Food Stamps Can Affect Students' Test Scores, Study Finds
Hungry students don't test as well, say researchers who found a link between food stamp disbursements and students' exam scores.
Stephen Sawchuk, February 19, 2021
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Assessment Opinion To Keep Primary Students Learning and Growing, Start With Data
A district’s dedication to gathering and analyzing data provides stability in uncertain times.
Janice Pavelonis, January 17, 2021
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Mathematics Kids Are Behind in Math Because of COVID-19. Here’s What Research Says Could Help
Previous studies can provide a window into why math learning is taking a big hit during the pandemic, and what educators can do about it.
Stephen Sawchuk & Sarah D. Sparks, December 2, 2020
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Student Well-Being Video How Students Find Strength Now | Success Starts With Agency
Nicole Williams Beechum and Azadi Mathew-Lewis reflect on what students need from educators as students define success for themselves.
Jaclyn Borowski , September 8, 2020
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Terrell Bell, wearing a protective face mask, looks at a learning guide he picked up last month for his little sister at John H. Webster Elementary School in Philadelphia. The school district is struggling to figure out how to keep students leaning during building closures.
Terrell Bell, wearing a protective face mask, looks at a learning guide he picked up last month for his little sister at John H. Webster Elementary School in Philadelphia. The school district is struggling to figure out how to keep students leaning during building closures.
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Classroom Technology Teach New Content or Review Familiar Material? A Tough Call During Coronavirus Closures
Schools must make the critical decision whether to reinforce the learning that students have already done this year or introduce new content.
Sarah Schwartz, April 17, 2020
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Student Achievement Academically Speaking, the 'COVID Slide' Could Be a Lot Worse Than You Think
New projections suggest learning loss from pandemic school closures would be worse than the losses students experience during summer break.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 9, 2020
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Student Achievement What This Superintendent Learns From Teaching a High School Course
The leader of a Montana school district spends up to two hours each day grading assignments from students in an online English credit recovery program.
Mark Lieberman, February 25, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Air Filters: A Potential Tool to Boost Learning?
A new study finds that test scores went up in some Los Angeles schools after air filters were installed to protect students from outside pollution.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 11, 2020
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School & District Management How Some K-12 Leaders Are Beating Businesses at the 'Greatness' Game
“Good to Great” author Jim Collins, who has spent more than 25 years studying what separates the best businesses from the rest, highlights effective efforts to improve school outcomes in a new monograph.
Michele Molnar, November 13, 2019
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