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.
Senior Research AssociateAs a senior research associate, Marni analyzes data to understand the experiences students are having in school. She is interested in using research and data to generate useful knowledge to inform educational ...
K-12 Policy AnalystAs K-12 policy analyst, Allison analyzes what existing and proposed policies on different topics — like college and career readiness, public reporting, discipline, and accountability — mean for low-income ...
Director of ResearchAn educator and researcher, Christina is committed to integrating research, practice, and policy to help improve schools and student outcomes. She is director of research at The Education Trust, where she co-a...