Another day, another mid-year “Best” list.
Now, it’s time for research studies.
You can see all previous editions of this list, as well as all my ed research related “best” lists, here.
Here are my choices for the past six months:
I also do weekly “round-ups” of research, and here are some of the highlights from them:
The study in this next tweet seems pretty interesting, though appears to be written in more “academese” than even the typical dense academic paper. I was struck by this line:
Students do need extensive practice, about seven opportunities per component of knowledge.
I do wonder if this might be able to be applied to the often disputed number of times a student has to be exposed to a new word before it’s learned?
Across 27 datasets (elementary to college) and 1.3 million students , there appears to be “An astonishing regularity in student learning rate” with each learning opportunity increasing accuracy by 2.5%:https://t.co/9w2hQ19tLr
— Dylan Wiliam (@dylanwiliam) April 2, 2023
A Research-Backed Toolkit of What Works—and Doesn’t Work—in Education is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The “Best” Lists Of Recommendations About What “Effective” Teachers Do. Since it makes a point of specifically talking about peer mentoring, I’m also adding it to The Best Posts On Helping Students Teach Their Classmates — Help Me Find More and to The Best Resources On The Value & Practice Of Having Older Students Mentoring Younger Ones.
After reading this next study, check out CHATGPT IS A STUDENT LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION MIRACLE!:
Unless I’m misreading this,it seems 2 say that,at least at UC Berkeley, letters of recommendation don’t influence student’s admission.If this is case there,it’s good bet this could b case elsewhere. So,perhaps colleges could reduce burden writing these letters places on hs tchrs? https://t.co/UC0KZEmHh9
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) February 16, 2023
Beyond Test Scores: Measuring Teacher Impact on Student Success is from Calder. I’m adding it to THIS APPEARS TO BE A GOOD TREND: THIRD STUDY IN A ROW IDENTIFIES NON-TESTED WAYS TEACHERS HELP STUDENTS SUCCEED.