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- Student Achievement From Our Research Center Sources and Notes: How We Graded the States (Quality Counts 2021)Additional details about how the EdWeek Research Center determines the grades given to states and the nation in the 2021 Quality Counts report.Student Achievement From Our Research Center What’s Behind the Grades and Scores for Quality Counts 2021?Here's a guide to the grading scale and each of the indicators that go into making up the rankings for this year's Quality Counts report.Student Achievement From Our Research Center Where Families Are Feeling Pandemic Impacts the WorstRecent Census data show families nationwide suffering job loss, food insecurity, and a lack of technology crucial for remote education.Student Achievement From Our Research Center Are Today's Students Set Up for Success? Nation Earns B-Minus in Latest EdWeek IndexThe grade represents steady progress on a range of academic and socioeconomic factors, but the pandemic’s full impact has yet to be felt.Student Achievement Inside the Effort to Find and Help Disengaged YouthWhen in-person learning abruptly ended last spring, schools and community groups sprang into action.Student Achievement Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Student Engagement and Motivation?Quiz Yourself: How do incentives impact student engagement and motivation?Student Achievement What Would a National Tutoring Program Look Like? Can We Afford It?A "pay it forward" tutoring corps could reach thousands of students and cost $5 billion to $15 billion, a new blueprint concludes.Student Achievement Should Schools Be Giving So Many Failing Grades This Year?As the pandemic rages, schools are seeing a parallel surge in the numbers of students with Ds and Fs.Student Achievement Spotlight Spotlight on Closing the Achievement Gap for Young Students: Social Justice, Virtual Learning, COVID, and BeyondIn this Spotlight, explore how experts are projecting learning gaps from closures and more.Student Achievement Opinion How to Really Close Opportunity Gaps During Our National Racial Reckoning"Colorblind" teaching isn’t going to cut it, writes Vanderbilt University’s H. Richard Milner IV.Student Achievement Letter to the Editor Effective Tutoring Can Be AffordableTo the Editor:
I was delighted to see the August 19 article, “High-Dosage Tutoring Is Effective, But Expensive: Ideas for Making It Work” (Special Report: How We Go Back to School, www.edweek.org.) However, the article contains a serious misconception. In discussing costs of tutoring, it gave a figure of $3,800 per student based on a highly unusual study of math tutoring in Chicago high schools. The Chicago study is one of very few conducted at the high school level. It provided an extraordinary amount of one-to-two tutoring in mathematics and was unique in many other ways. Tutoring is most often used (and evaluated) in reading and in elementary schoolsStudent Achievement Students Lost Time and Learning in the Pandemic. What 'Acceleration' Can Do to HelpA strategy that gives more learning time in small groups of students without taking time away from core instruction.Student Achievement High-Dosage Tutoring Is Effective, But Expensive. Ideas for Making It WorkIndividual or small group tutoring is the most powerful strategy schools can use to respond to pandemic learning losses.