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). 

For School Leadership Team opportunities with COMPASS this summer and throughout the year, CLICK here for the flyer or to register directly click here!

Teams interested in English Language Learners (ELL), click here for the flyer or to register directly click here! Teams interested in a second cycle COMPASS 2.0 Revisited, click here or contact NYKids Director Betsey Schuhle

NEW DATA ADDED - to FIND YOUR SCHOOL (click left banner, choose school, 2016 comparisons now available)!!

Newest Study Findings re ELLs. Click on the study title: Promising Practices for Supporting English Language Learner Achievement.

Presentations on NYKids research:

"Adapting to ESL Policy Changes in New York: A Study of Odds-Beating Schools" paper presentation on May 1, 2017 at AERA's 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. See details and abstract here.

Also at AERA, researchers presented "High Literacy in Odds-Beating Middle Schools Implementing the Common Core." See abstract here and presentation slides from April 30, 2017 here.

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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