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Can teacher turnover improve student achievement?

According to a working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, published in 2016,  removing low-performing...

Counting the benefits of new math app

Published in 2015.  A new iPad app designed to bring mathematics into children’s homes through story time has led to improvements in achievement, according to new research published in Science. The results were particularly significant for children whose parents were anxious about the subject. In Chicago, 587...

Curriculum reform cheap way to boost attainment

A report published in 2015 from the Center for American Progress analyses how schools could increase student achievement through curriculum reform, that is the teaching materials used by teachers such as textbooks, workbooks, and software. The authors focused on the curricula used in primary mathematics classes in...

Does anxiety affect performance, or poor performance cause anxiety?

Published in 2016.  Mathematics anxiety (MA) is the state of discomfort around the performance of mathematical tasks. Does MA cause poor performance in mathematics, or is it poor performance in mathematics that causes MA? The question is important, because it affects the “treatment” that results. Should the focus...

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