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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

NAEP vocabulary report finds achievement gaps among groups - courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief


We have known this for a long time.  What can we do?  How can we help very young children acquire language - and continue on up through the grades.  CCSS suggests the power of collaborative work and debriefing as a class.  

A National Assessment of Educational Progress report reveals gaps in vocabulary achievement among students from families of different income levels and students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. While the assessment only recently began measuring vocabulary, officials say results already show connections between vocabulary skills and reading comprehension. Education Week (premium article access compliments of EdWeek.org) (12/6)