Jacobson, L. (2018, October 02). NWEA: High-poverty schools can still have high student achievement growth. Retrieved January 17, 2019

Schools with higher populations of students from low-income families may have lower achievement, but they also may have high rates of achievement growth, according to a study by the nonprofit NWEA. Study author Andy Hegedus, a NWEA research consulting director, says Every Student Succeeds Act assessments may be focusing too much on achievement and not enough on student growth.

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