Spotlight on the Achievement Gap

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On the Achievement Gap

The Education Week Spotlight on the Achievement Gap is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors including insights on:

  • The widening achievement gap for high-scoring students
  • How testing impacts disadvantaged kids
  • Narrowing the achievement gap
  • Summer-learning loss
  • Gender differences in academic achievement
  • Research on the achievement gap

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An analysis of NAEP scores suggests policymakers should consider the needs of gifted students to address a persistent “excellence gap.”
February 10, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

But study does not say whether improved performance is from schools alone, or from schools and wrap-around services.
November 18, 2009 – Education Week

In reading proficiency, boys lag by at least 10 percentage points in some states, while girls have caught up in math, a study finds.
March 31, 2010 – Education Week

The findings come as President Obama's administration turns new attention to improving the schooling of Native American students.
June 30, 2010 – Education Week

Despite progress, the gaps continue to remain as large as 20 percentage points or more in some states, the study indicates.
October 7, 2009 – Education Week

Results from a new federal study show the narrowing in student test scores on NAEP varies by grade, subject, time period, and state.
July 14, 2009 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

Researchers recently turned up a tantalizing clue on what can be done to raise minority students' achievement levels.
January 1, 2007 – Teacher

Award-winning teacher Renee Moore says that the continued emphasis on test-based accountability exacerbates inequalities in the nation's schools.
June 2, 2010 – Teacher (Web)

Gerald W. Bracey writes about the educational disparities between schools that have decent scores on standardized tests and those that don't.
September 5, 2007 – Education Week

By rethinking a maligned institution, educators could end "summer slide," enrich learning, and close achievement gaps, Ron Fairchild and Jeff Smink write.
May 12, 2010 – Education Week

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