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TNTP, 2023
In the aftermath of the pandemic, public schools nationwide face profound challenges. Student test scores are down, absenteeism is at an all-time high, and educators are working tirelessly to bridge the learning gap. But research shows families believe that everything is back to normal or will be soon. This report explores this disconnect by…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Attendance, Grades (Scholastic)
TNTP, 2022
Schools are working urgently to help students catch back up to grade level in the wake of the pandemic. But that can only happen if students get consistent opportunities to do grade-level work. Our previous research has shown that when students fall behind, providing access to grade level work with appropriate support (learning acceleration) is…
Descriptors: Teachers, Instructional Program Divisions, Remedial Instruction, Acceleration (Education)
TNTP, 2021
Research suggests more students have experienced more unfinished learning over the last year than ever before. With the COVID-19 pandemic waning, school systems are facing a critical choice about how to respond. Should they use the traditional approach of reviewing all the content students missed, known as "remediation?" Or should they…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Remedial Mathematics, Elementary School Students, COVID-19
TNTP, 2020
Closing the teacher diversity gap is one of the most important steps we can take to make public education more equitable. But as many school systems across the country have prioritized the issue, one institution has largely escaped scrutiny: teacher preparation programs. In this report, we use data from the U.S. Department of Education to compare…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Student Diversity, Preservice Teachers
TNTP, 2018
We have been telling students that doing well in school creates opportunities--that showing up, doing the work, and meeting teachers' expectations will prepare them for their futures. Unfortunately, that is a myth. Far too many students graduate from high school still unprepared for the lives they want to lead. They enroll in college and land in…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Equal Education
TNTP, 2018
How can so many students be graduating from high school unprepared to meet their goals for college and careers? Three years ago, TNTP set out to answer that question. Researchers suspected that they could gain a better understanding of students' daily experiences by observing those experiences in action, looking closely at the work students were…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Equal Education
TNTP, 2018
How can so many students be graduating from high school unprepared to meet their goals for college and careers? Three years ago, TNTP set out to answer that question. Researchers suspected that they could gain a better understanding of students' daily experiences by observing those experiences in action, looking closely at the work students were…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Equal Education
Jacob, Andy; McGovern, Kate – TNTP, 2015
"The Mirage" describes the widely held perception among education leaders that they already know how to help teachers improve, and that they could achieve their goal of great teaching in far more classrooms if they just applied what they knew more widely. However, research suggests that despite enormous and admirable investments of time…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Effectiveness, Surveys
McGovern, Kate – TNTP, 2014
TNTP has been investigating the importance of school environment and leadership practices using a survey tool called "Instructional Culture Insight," which measures teachers' perceptions of their school environments. In "Greenhouse Schools: How Schools Can Build Cultures Where Teachers and Students Thrive (2012)," TNTP found…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Urban Schools, School Culture, Instructional Leadership
TNTP, 2012
In "The Irreplaceables," TNTP researchers argued that America's urban schools take a negligent approach to teacher retention, losing too many of their very best teachers--their "Irreplaceables"--and keeping too many of their weakest teachers, year after year. A combination of weak school leadership, poor working conditions and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Urban Schools
TNTP, 2012
Successful teachers make successful schools. Yet some schools are better than others at accelerating student learning by developing and keeping great teachers, even compared to schools that serve the same population of students and have access to the same resources. These schools are called "greenhouse schools"--schools with carefully fostered…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, School Culture, School Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness
TNTP, 2012
Experience makes a difference--especially at the beginning of a teacher's career. On average, teachers with some experience are more effective than brand new teachers. Teachers improve the most early in their careers. One study found that "close to half of the teacher achievement returns to experience arise during the first few years of teaching."…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teaching Experience, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Surveys