Achievement Gaps

Achievement gaps in educational outcomes are persistent disparities in measures of educational performance among subgroups of U.S. students. Most notable are gaps between groups defined by race or ethnicity, income, and gender. An achievement gap can surface in a variety of outcome measures, including standardized test scores, grades, dropout rates, college enrollment and completion rates. I’m going to focus here on standardized test scores. If we want to make comparisons across U.

Foundations: from Language to Reading

In August of 2020, I gave an eagle’s eye introduction to language and its connections to reading skill for the volunteer tutors at New Haven Reads. NHR has put video of the talk up on their YouTube channel (embedded below), making it my YouTube debut. You can view the slides online here. Or, you can download them here. The download is a zip file which you will need to unzip. You can then view the slides in your web browser.