October 2013

Dissecting New Tech Network Numbers

The New Tech Network issued a press release on Oct. 2, 2013, trumpeting that its high school seniors outperformed 68% of 4-year college freshmen with similar backgrounds and abilities on key indicators of higher order thinking skills according to the College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA). The New Tech Network employs a lot of technology […]


Government shutdown makes education data hard to come by

Granted, there are far more dire consequences to the federal government shutdown that this. But it’s really hard to write for the blog this week. The Census website, where you can find school district and funding data, is down. As is the National Center for Education Statistics. I was hoping to write a brilliant post […]


Data analysis discredits widely used TERC math curriculum

One of the most widely used math curricula in elementary schools, Investigations in Number, Data, and Space, also known as simply  “Investigations” or by its developer’s name, “TERC,” was found to underperform three other elementary school curricula. The three that performed better were Math Expressions, Saxon Math and Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley Mathematics (SFAW), also known as “enVision” Math. The study, […]


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