Student Learning

Insights into promoting academic gains in skills and knowledge for all students
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Student Well-Being Opinion Is There a Secret to Faster Learning? Here’s What the Latest Research Says
Some students seem to learn quicker than others. But new research reveals that’s largely a myth.
Paulo Carvalho, December 6, 2023
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Student Achievement Opinion Grade Inflation Teaches Students We Don't Mean What We Say
Education leaders need to stand up for rigor, and they need to support classroom teachers who are committed to putting that into practice.
Rick Hess, November 27, 2023
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School & District Management Opinion Want to Drive Student Learning and Instruction? Pick 3 Priorities
By focusing on fewer objectives, schools can accomplish more and have a greater impact.
Peter DeWitt, November 12, 2023
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Assessment Q&A This Teacher Has Students Track Their Own Progress in Class, and It's Paying Off
Middle school teacher Erin Merrill gives her students the responsibility of tracking their mastery.
Lauraine Langreo, November 6, 2023
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Student Achievement How These Districts Are Using $10,000 to Boost Student Learning
The pilot projects, begun with grants from the National Education Association, aim to curb absenteeism, supply food, and offer tutoring.
Madeline Will, September 25, 2023
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Students make their way to classes on the first day of school at Angeline Academy of Innovation for the first day of classes on Aug. 10, 2023 in Land O' Lakes, Fla.
Students make their way to classes on the first day of school at Angeline Academy of Innovation on Aug. 10, 2023 in Land O' Lakes, Fla. Educators are confident that most their students will end the 2023-24 school year on grade level.
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Student Achievement From Our Research Center Is This the Year Students Finally Catch Up From the Pandemic? Educators Think So
Maybe too much so, experts say.
Caitlynn Peetz, September 25, 2023
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Student Achievement What the Research Says One Way to Accelerate Student Learning? Set More Challenging Goals
A learning acceleration model helped students perform on grade level after being years behind, study finds
Sarah D. Sparks, August 23, 2023
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Mathematics Project Quiz: U.S. Students Struggle With These Math Concepts. Do You?
Test your knowledge of math concepts, and then see how U.S. students fared.
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Student Well-Being How After-School Programs Can Support Students' Academic and Social-Emotional Needs
Two experts discuss the role of after-school programming in developing students' academic and social skills.
Lauraine Langreo, June 8, 2023
3 min read
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English-Language Learners U.S. English Learners' Language-Proficiency Scores Still Below Pre-Pandemic Years
A new analysis of English learner language-proficiency test results shows the pandemic's outsized impact.
Ileana Najarro, April 18, 2023
4 min read
Student Achievement Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table: How Can We Maximize Student Learning?
Host Peter DeWitt and John Hattie discuss how to deepen student learning while allowing students to pursue their academic interests.
November 2, 2022
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Student Achievement Letter to the Editor Students Need High-Dosage Tutoring
Education must address the crisis of illiteracy, writes the co-founder and CEO of Beyond Basics.
November 1, 2022
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Teaching Opinion Why I Tell Students to Imitate Other People
Copy-pasting what you admire isn’t by definition cheating, writes psychologist
Angela Duckworth. Here’s when imitation leads to learning.
Angela Duckworth, October 26, 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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