Public policy efforts have been focused primarily on helping institutions – like schools – get back on solid footing. While this is a critical step, it overlooks the need to support worn-out families.
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.