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Richard Hake

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Re: Evaluations Ignore Education Factors
Posted: Nov 9, 2011 3:20 PM
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Some subscribers to MathEdCC might be interested in "Re: Evaluations
Ignore Education Factors" [Hake (2011)]. The abstract reads:

ABSTRACT: James Horn, in his ARN-L post "guest column on TN teacher
eval system," pointed to his Knoxville News Sentinel "Guest Column:
Evaluations ignore education factors" at <http://bit.ly/swBD8v>.

Therein Horn wrote (paraphrasing): "Almost no one, especially
researchers, would agree with Mike Edwards' "Guest Column: Grading
teachers vital to education" <http://bit.ly/stuQKU> contention that
teachers are the most important factor in a child's education. What
the research. . . . .[[My insert: as is typical in newspaper
articles, no references are given!]]. . . consistently shows,
rather, is that teachers are the most important *school-level* factor
in student learning, and that other *non-school factors* including
family income, parental influence, health, poverty and safety combine
to shape a child's school achievement in ways that even the greatest
teachers cannot account for."

In this post I list over 30 Definitive Academic References supporting
CHILDREN'S SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT. Readers may wish to suggest additions
to this list.

To access the complete 23 kB post please click on <http://bit.ly/tSY6rE>.

Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
Honorary Member, Curmudgeon Lodge of Deventer, The Netherlands
President, PEdants for Definitive Academic References which Recognize the
Invention of the Internet (PEDARRII)

REFERENCES [All URL's shortened by <http://bit.ly/> and accessed on 6
Nov 2011.]
Hake, R.R. 2011. "Re: Evaluations Ignore Education Factors," online
on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at <http://bit.ly/tSY6rE>. Post of 6
Nov 2011 18:41:49 -0800 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and link
to the complete post are being transmitted to several discussion
lists and are also on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at
<http://bit.ly/rIaSII> with a provision for comments. Re: Evaluations
Ignore Education Factors

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