The study found that the overwhelming majority of students have aspirations to attend college and achieve ambitious career goals; most students do what they’re asked in school but are still not ready to succeed after school given a lack of assignments that ask students to achieve grade level mastery; students spend most of their time without access to 4 key resources – grade appropriate assignments, strong instruction, deep engagement, and high expectations from teachers; and students of color, low income students, and ELLs have even less access to these 4 key resources than their peers.
Below are additional media highlights:
- EdWeek: Are Too Many Students Working Below Grade Level?
- Chalkbeat: A new report argues that students are suffering through bad teaching and simplistic classwork. Is that true?
- Fordham Institute: We aren’t teaching kids how to read
- The74: America’s Achievement Gap — Made, Not Born? What a Study of 30,000 Students Reveals About Lowered Expectations and Poorer-Quality Instruction for Kids of Color
- EducationPost: Eighth-Graders Are Doing Fifth-Grade Work. No Wonder Our Kids Aren’t Ready for College.
- EducationDive: Only a fraction of students consistently get grade-appropriate assignments