In the 1980’s and 1990’s, there was a push in the United States to have every student reach algebra by 8th grade. It was a political measure mostly to compete with the results of other countries. However, it seems that experiment has failed and now with the advent of the Common Core, they have explicitly warned against accelerating the progress of learning mathematics. Here’s what it says: Continue reading → Does Advancing Students Too Early Hinder Their Mathematical Outlook?
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As Data Scientists, gathering data and learning results is only half the battle, the other half is telling the story of the data in a way that impacts consumers of your data. Continue reading → How do we talk about Data? David McCandless has a few ideas…
The American School of Bombay has a distinct advantage over many top international schools: they have a robust R&D department with a talented Data Scientist. Continue reading → What Can Schools Do With Data Science? Future Forwards Vol.3
When a school decides to implement Standards Based Grading, they also have to decide on a grading and reporting algorithm. Will you choose depreciating averages? Will you take the most recent grade only? There is no right answer and schools are all over the map on this one. Continue reading → Do Standards Based Grading Algorithms Lead to Grade Inflation?