Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The 7 Most (And Least) Effective Ways To Improve Student Achievement

Originally from a post by Ian Jukes on 

“Katie Lepi features a great infographic in the following article she wrote for Edudemic. More than anything, we want learning to have a profound impact on our students—the kind that makes them want to be learners for life.”
There are a lot of different theories out there on what works and what doesn’t in education. The infographic below showcases the results of a study that looked at a number of different items and if they negatively or positively affected student achievement. The scope of these projects is rather huge – over 50,000 studies including over 240 million students!  While the research is based on the work of one individual and his team, the 7 most positive and negative ways to improve student achievement are quite interesting. Read on to find out more.

7 ‘Top Effects’

  • Self reported grades/student expectations
  • Teacher credibility
  • Feedback
  • Phonics instruction
  • Classroom management
  • Parental involvement
  • Cooperative learning

7 ‘Bottom Effects’

  • Principals / School Leaders
  • Homework
  • Class Size
  • Extra Curricular Programs
  • Ability Grouping
  • Gender
  • Open vs. Traditional learning spaces

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