Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
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Delicious LiveJournal Links for 5-9-2009

  • The effect our surroundings have on our thought processes
  • The most common education reform ideas â” reducing class size, raising teacher pay, enrolling kids in Head Start â” produce gains of about 0.1 or 0.2 or 0.3 standard deviations. If you study policy, those are the sorts of improvements you live with every day. Promise Academy produced gains of 1.3 and 1.4 standard deviations. Thatâ™s off the charts. In math, Promise Academy eliminated the achievement gap between its black students and the city average for white students.
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