What Assessment Data Tells Us About the Equity Gap


Dr. Roland Good III

of Acadience® Learning

Release Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The Equity Gap, or differentials in race, ethnicity, income, language, and background, has become even more prominent during the pandemic. Minority students from low-income communities were among those most affected by the lockdown and the move to remote learning—where they faced social and economic stress in their families and communities. In this important podcast, assessment expert Dr. Roland Good explores the Equity Gap and how it affects assessment data. You will also learn about reporting tools educators can use to discover skill gaps and provide students with the support they need. 

In this podcast, Dr. Good will discuss:

  • How assessment data shows the skills most affected by gaps in equity
  • How the pandemic affected the Equity Gap
  • Reporting tools that can help educators disseminate student data
  • How to use assessment data to provide differentiation, prepare for state testing, and close skill gaps
  • Next steps to closing the Equity Gap

Please join us for this informative and engaging discussion with EDVIEW360 Podcast Host and Education Leader Pam Austin.

Guest Presenter

Dr. Roland H. Good, III

Roland H. Good, III, Ph.D., is president of Acadience Learning and co-author of Acadience® Reading (also published under the name DIBELS Next®), as well as earlier versions of the DIBELS® assessment. He earned his doctorate from Pennsylvania State University in School Psychology and served two years as a school psychologist. For the past 25 years, Dr. Good has led the program of Research and Development culminating in the Acadience Reading measures. Dr. Good has provided professional development about the use of these measures to educators and administrators throughout the United States. He has served on editorial boards for School Psychology ReviewSchool Psychology Quarterly, and the journal of Special Education, and he has presented more than 100 papers at national conferences. In 2005, Penn State awarded Dr. Good its Excellence in Education Award, in recognition of his contributions to the field of education.

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