Learning GapsA Baseline Assessment of the Ohio New Learning Standards, in Cuyahoga County.
In the 2014−2015 academic year, Ohio public schools started administering new standardized assessments that result in report card grades for each school district. This report addresses the question, “To what extent, if any, are persistent Ohio New Learning gaps attributable to differences in the level of economic distress within Cuyahoga County zip codes?”
The Common Core Promise
As an early adopter, New York State is the second, only behind Kentucky, to administer standardized grade-level assessments aligned to the Common Core. If the 2013 Common Core math assessments are sensible proxies for grade-level expectations, then too many students in the New York City public school system are not prepared to meet the rigorous learning benchmarks. This is particularly the case for black students, Hispanic students, and students living in poverty
Borrowing While Black
Borrowing While Black is a multi-disciplinary web-based learning environment established in response to the financial crisis and Great Recession of 2008. Despite the fact that the repercussions are global, there is a prevailing sense that the this crisis is fundamentally a housing and finance services affair; that it originated in the United States subprime mortgage sector; and that subprime mortgages were systematically disproportionately concentrated in African American neighborhoods.
NURG mission is to foster connections between research and practice by providing non-partisan information and empirical research. Our thought leadership works to shape the broader policy landscape by conducting analysis on approaches objectively demonstrated to reach traditionally underserved communities, low-income and first-generation college students. Our goal is to expand knowledge of effective strategies by developing, modeling, and disseminating innovative approaches and evidence-based best practices.