Monthly Archives: December 2014

Questioned assumptions #2: Quantifying people for best results

How often a reasonable idea can become a bad one, depending on the company it keeps! Examples are everywhere, and they are at least as common in education as other aspects of society. I have come to the conclusion that … Continue reading

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Value-added measures: Why all the love?

I really am curious: Why are policy makers, and some educators, so deeply convinced of the value of value-added measures (VAMs), or “student growth” measures, that they are willing to set them up as arbiters of teachers’ work and worth? … Continue reading

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Fast or good? or Who’s in charge of ed tech innovation?

A recent policy brief by Noel Enyedy, posted at the National Education Policy Center, tells an interesting story about research on “computer-mediated learning.”  In reading it, I’m bothered all over again about the strange paradox of “educational technology.”  In his … Continue reading

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