Closing Gaps Across the Achievement Spectrum
Ensuring true equity in our schools — and equality in America — means closing achievement gaps, not just at the low end of achievement, but all along the spectrum. To do so, schools must work hard to rapidly accelerate achievement for struggling students, while simultaneously ensuring that middle and high-achieving, low-income students and students of color continue to excel.
To call attention to and spur action on achievement and opportunity gaps across the spectrum, we:
- Provide interactive tools and analysis of achievement data that identify high performance and improvement (as well as areas of concern) internationally, nationally, and by state for all groups of students, and over time;
- Use data to identify and study schools that are supporting and growing those students at the very highest levels of achievement;
- Conduct research and data analysis to document the gaps that exist, what contributes to them, and ways to close them; and
- Draw on and share student experiences to illuminate these gaps at every level of achievement.
K-12 Data and Policy AnalystSam is a data and policy analyst on the K-12 Policy and Practice team. She collects, analyzes, and interprets education data related to student achievement, attainment, and opportunities to learn. Prior to ...
Interim Director of K-12 ResearchAs interim director of K-12 research, Ashley conducts primary and secondary research to inform decision-makers at the national, state, and local levels and to generate knowledge that can help practitioners rai...
Director of K-12 Policy DevelopmentNatasha leads development of Ed Trust’s policy agenda on issues critical to promoting equity and achievement in the K-12 system, including standards, assessments, accountability, educator quality, and fundin...