Education Report Roundup

Achievement Gaps

December 07, 2004 1 min read

A summary and ordering information for “Windows of Opportunity” are available online from NASBE.

Educators now have the information and the means to close achievement gaps between current student performance and the high academic standards set for all students, concludes a report by the National Association of State Boards of Education.

The report from the Alexandria, Va.-based association was the product of a yearlong study by a committee of 22 state board of education members and other education leaders. Among other recommendations to close achievement gaps, it suggests that communities provide universal access to high-quality preschool, target existing resources toward students who need them most, and keep more highly qualified teachers and principals in high-need schools. The report also highlights several states, districts, and individual schools that have implemented successful programs to close such gaps.