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Study Shows Students Taking Online Courses More Likely to Fail

July 26, 2011 by clong  
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By Mary Ellen Flannery Maybe online education isn’t the magic pill for cash-strapped school districts and colleges. In a newly released study of 51,000 Washington State community college students, Columbia University researchers found that students who took online courses were more likely to fail or drop out of the course than students who took the [...]

Leading Economist: Gates Value-Added Research Deeply Flawed, Ignores Its Own Data

January 13, 2011 by khart  
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By Kevin Hart One of the country’s leading economists is warning that a Gates Foundation study on value-added teacher evaluation not only fails to meet key academic standards, but that it dangerously misinterprets its own data. Last month, the Gates Foundation released the first report of the Measures of Effective Teaching project, and the report [...]