Education Context

Changes to contextual factors, like funding policies, can be difficult to adequately reflect in EdWise. Collecting user feedback and ideas will be important to ensure appropriate context is available when necessary.

We will make every effort to incorporate contextual information without slowing down the user experience. In the short term, please see some of the reports we have found that discuss common educational context topics.

This list is just a beginning, if you feel a particular report is missing, send it to EdWise@kauffman.org.

Achievement Gaps How Black and White Students in Public Schools Perform in Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress Statistical Analysis Report

This report uses results from both the main National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the long-term trend NAEP assessments to examine the Black-White achievement gaps, and changes in those gaps, at the national and state level.

Achievement Gaps: How Hispanic and White Students in Public Schools Perform in Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress Statistical Analysis Report

This report uses results from both the main National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the long-term trend NAEP assessments to examine the Hispanic-White achievement gaps, and changes in those gaps, at the national and state level.

Poverty and Education: Finding the Way Forward

Using a number of national sources of data, like Kids Count, College Board, and NCES, this ETS-funded research reviews the prevalence of poverty in America and what it means in schools.

Mechanisms and Impacts of Gender Peer Effects at Schools

This paper by Victor Lavy and Analia Schlosser explores the effects of gender on educational achievement.

Teacher Training, Teacher Quality, and Student Achievement

This paper by Douglass Harris and Tim Sass studies the types of education and training teachers receive while controlling for student, teacher, and school heterogeneity.

2012-2013 Publicly Reports Assessment Results for Students with Disabilities and ELLs with Disabilities

This report by the National Center for Educational Outcomes at the University of Minnesota addresses gaps in learning between IEP students and non-IEP students using assessment data from the states. An EdWeek blog post on this report can be found here.  

Special Education: A Better Perspective

This report details the characteristics of students who are engaged with the special education system and provides data and details on the differences between students with disabilities and students without.

America’s High School Graduates: Results of the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study

This transcript study presents information on the types of courses high school graduates took during high school, how many credits they earned, and the grades they received. The 2009 results are compared to the results of earlier transcript studies, and differences among graduates by race/ethnicity, gender, and other demographic characteristics are examined.

The Post-High School Outcomes of Young Adults with Disabilities up to 8 Years after High School: A Report from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS-2)

The National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS) gives a comprehensive account of the post-secondary education life of young adults with disabilities. The key domains looked at are employment, college enrollment and income levels.