Illuminations and Insights
We shine a light on our partners, the work we've done across the country, and insights from our team members.
What on-track measures can tell us about high schoolers during COVID-19: A worrisome pattern in grades and attendance
To understand the impact of COVID-19 on high school students, we need to turn to other sources of data beyond test scores on interim assessments, which are not as readily available for students in grades 9-12. In this blog, we explore how EA's ongoing work to produce measures of students' on-track status towards post-secondary readiness reveals worrisome patterns in many high schoolers' grades and attendance during the pandemic.
Beyond test scores: How one educator preparation program is improving students' attendance
We analyzed how New York City teachers from the Relay Graduate School of Education influenced students’ attendance. We found that Relay teachers had positive, statistically significant impacts on students’ attendance, especially for students from historically marginalized backgrounds.