Meet Becca Tisdale: "It’s a real problem that families often think their kids are doing much better in school than they really are.”
Our new Director of Programs' perspective on school is shaped by her experience working in district and classroom roles, but also—and especially—as a parent.
We partnered with one of the nation’s leading education research organizations, CALDER, to examine the test results and performance histories of more than three million students in Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Washington state, going back more than a decade. We wanted to know what these students’ test scores could tell us about their educational experiences—and most importantly, their real-life outcomes. Here's what we learned.
Each year, millions of American families receive their children's results from federally-mandated tests. What if we used the data to tell them something about where their kids are going, not just where they've been?
Every year, high-achieving students—especially students of color and those from low-income families—lose ground in school, in spite of their potential and talent. What if there was a simple way to disrupt this decline? We designed an experiment to test one possible strategy.