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Teacher effects on cognitive and non-cognitive skills

There is a very interesting new paper out from C. Kirabo Jackson of Northwestern University: Non-Cognitive Ability, Test Scores, and Teacher Quality: Evidence from 9th Grade Teachers in North Carolina. He looked at LOTS of data and isolated two factors–which … Continue reading

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Student data for pattern-seeking, not just assessing

It is not news that, in the last decade, the use of data (often based on standardized test scores) has exploded. In addition to being used to assess how well students have learned the material for a particular class, student … Continue reading

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Is Algebra Necessary?

Andrew Hacker recently had an op-ed in the New York Times entitled Is Algebra Necessary?    His answer is “no” based on an argument that algebra is hard and that people who do poorly in algebra tend to drop out and … Continue reading

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