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How Can Infrastructures Affect Teachers & Systemic Improvement?

A recent discussion between David K. Cohen of the University of Michigan and the Fordham Institute’s Chris Tessone used the term infrastructure. Cohen, in an earlier post on ShankarBlog (from the American Federation of Teachers’ Shankar Institute), argued that individual

Posted in Big ideas & theories, Data downsides, Information infrastructure, Research, Signs of the times, Value-added models

Will the Test Cheating Scandals Derail the Educational Data Train?

The recent revelation that much of the improvement reported by the Atlanta Public Schools was the tainted by widespread test cheating have added to the concerns about how test-driven reform is really working in schools. When added to the similar

Posted in Data downsides