Give children feedback to improve standards in school, says new guide
Reducing class sizes or setting homework contribute little to raise standards, research finds
Jeevan Vasagar, education editor
So, methods win out. Who woulda guessed? 🙂
I had a professor at Indiana who swore up and down that class size was the only thing that has made a difference. I repeated that time after time, until I was cornered and asked, “Where is the evidence?” Then I found that there isn’t much. In fact, there is a lot that says there is no difference.
Now I know what should have been clear before. If anything makes a difference, methods do. It’s not how many students are in the class, but rather what you do with them in the class.
Now, these are differences based on test scores and we all know that test scores don’t mean much, right? You do know that, right? The fact is that the test scores they use are reliable, not necessarily valid.