Curriculum and Professional Development

Are Too Many Students Working Below Grade Level?

According to a new report released last week and an article written by Stephen Sawchuk for Education Week, too many schools give students classwork below grade level—leaving them underprepared for what’s next.

What’s more, the report finds that when given the opportunity, students of color and disadvantaged students do almost as well as their peers on challenging, grade-level assignments, so the notion that such students can’t or won’t do rigorous work “is a pernicious assumption, and it is wrong,” said Daniel Weisberg, the CEO of the research, teacher-training, and advocacy organization TNTP, which conducted the study.

Read the whole article, including the study data here.