Welcome to a resource to support school improvement in New York State.

NYKids mission is to inform, inspire, and improve -

    • inform schools about promising practices,
    • inspire schools by reporting promising practices from the field, and
    • improve schools through localized, programs of professional development (COMPASS).   


Newest Study Findings regard ELLs:

Promising Practices for Supporting English Language Learner Achievement 


Upcoming presentations on NYKids research:

International TESOL Convention, March 2017 in Seattle. Dr. Kristen Wilcox will present "Promising Practices for Elementary English Learners: A System-Wide Approach" on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 3 PM in Grand Ballroom A, Seattle Convention Center.

AERA 2017 Annual Convention, April 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Wilcox will present "Adapting to ESL Policy Changes in New York: A Study of Odds-Beating Schools.

At AERA, Dr. Wilcox will also present "High Literacy in Odds-Beating Middle Schools Implementing the Common Core" with M. Nachowitz and R. Ward. (not scheduled yet).

New book on the Common Core Implementation Study, click here.

NYKids researchers teamed up with other School of Education faculty to complete Common Core related research projects in 2014- 2015. Click on the following link to see findings from the Study of the Practices & Processes of Odds-Beating Schools .

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