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Missing The Mark: Why Modern Efforts To Better Schools Through Standardization Aren't Working, Richard Knowlton Apr 2013

Missing The Mark: Why Modern Efforts To Better Schools Through Standardization Aren't Working, Richard Knowlton

Master's Theses

In the thirty years of school reform that began with A Nation at Risk, and continues today with A Race to the Top, the United States has rapidly increased its reliance on a standardized “one-size-fits-all” policy in regard to modern educational reform. This report provides a review of the empirical and statistical evidence to demonstrate that despite lofty and well-meaning intentions, modern reform has done nothing to significantly advance the quality of education in America, and in many cases have had a severe negative impact—blocking real reform. Many schools, especially those in low-income areas, have become glorified test-prep centers ...


A Comparative Investigation Of The Relationship Between Algebra Grades And Differential Aptitude Test Subtests To Geometry Grades, Barbara Jean Southall Jan 1971

A Comparative Investigation Of The Relationship Between Algebra Grades And Differential Aptitude Test Subtests To Geometry Grades, Barbara Jean Southall

Master's Theses

THE PROBLEM AND OBJECTIVES

Counselors and teachers have long wanted a system to predict a student's probable level of achievement in the next higher course. This has been especially true in the academic areas such as English and mathematics. To do so involves many factors and the attempt has not yet proven successful.

THE PROBLEM

After three years of teaching both Algebra II and Trigonometry, and Fused Geometry, the author has become aware of the need for predicting a student's probable level of achievement in the next higher mathematics course. This is particularly true when colleges may be ...