Study: Many classes too data-heavy, at cost of instruction

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October 15, 2019 - 10:48 AM

A fresh University of Kansas study contends state educators put too much emphasis on data and too little on the savvy and experience of teachers. KANSAS NEWS SERVICE/CHRIS NEAL/KCUR.ORG

Information’s great. But what about insight?

A fresh University of Kansas study contends state educators put too much emphasis on data and too little on the savvy and experience of teachers.

Data-driven decision have been the go to buzzwords at Kansas schools for years. The concept presses schools to rely on test scores when plotting the interventions needed — think an extra 30 minutes in a student’s schedule to home in on a math lesson — for plotting a path to student success.

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