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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:

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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
Horn's contention that NON-SCHOOL FACTORS ARE IMPORTANT IN SHAPING
CHILDREN'S SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT. Readers may wish to suggest additions
to this list.
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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)
<rrhake@earthlink.net>
<http://www.physics.indiana.edu/~hake>
<http://www.physics.indiana.edu/~sdi>
<http://HakesEdStuff.blogspot.com>
<http://iub.academia.edu/RichardHake>

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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