What reforms withstand scientific rigor? S. Dyer

Dyer, Stephen.  ”What reforms withstand scientific rigor?”  10th Period. August 23, 2012.  Retrieved from: http://10thperiod.blogspot.com/2012/08/what-reforms-withstand-scientific-rigor.html

The post looks at what reforms actually work.

  • “One-on-one tutoring by qualified tutors for at-risk readers in grades 1-3 (the average tutored student reads more proficiently than approximately 75% of the untutored students in the control group).1
  • Life-Skills Training for junior high students (low-cost, replicable program reduces smoking by 20% and serious levels of substance abuse by about 30% by the end of high school, compared to the control group).2
  • Reducing class size in grades K-3 (the average student in small classes scores higher on the Stanford Achievement Test in reading/math than about 60% of students in regular-sized classes).3
  • Instruction for early readers in phonemic awareness and phonics (the average student in these interventions reads more proficiently than approximately 70% of students in the control group).4

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