Final Post

Last week, I met with my advisor about my finished product—a research paper which turned out to be 44 pages, much longer than I had originally intended it to be. Discussing my paper, section by section, with my advisor gave me some invaluable insights on what I did well and what I could have improved […]

Update 4

I spent the last week of July and the first week of August working with the ECLS-K, a dataset created by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Center of Education Statistics. The ECLS-K works with a nationally representative sample of 21,409 students, focusing on children’s early school experiences beginning with kindergarten and following […]

Update 3

In retrospect, I’m realizing that my day-to-day research process would have been a lot easier if I had narrowed down my topic more before I started. I could have done an entire project on any one of the subtopics included within my research, such as NCLB and high-stakes testing, multicultural pedagogy, or closing the achievement […]