A few wonky tidbits until you return to regularly scheduled USA programming:
Stacy Childress and James Atwood on what they’re learning at NSVF. Can you guess: what are they learning about growth mindset, and how does it relate to this?
Matt Kraft and David Blazar on teacher coaching. Can you guess: what did they find? (Hint: pertains to scale)
David James taking a shot at professor coaching. Much needed!
Jon Baron is all over that scale/evidence question. Can you guess: what does Jon call the 800 pound gorilla?
Tom Vander Ark looks at Bridge (disclosure: worked there, love ‘em) for his book, Better Together. What does he find about scale?
Patrick Wolf et al with Do Test Scores Really Matter Must-read. Pro tip in the tables: ELA gains and high school grad rates modestly predict college grad rates, but math gains didn’t. CMO problem: much better at math gains than ELA gains. Hmm.
What’s an under-used outcome measure? Net Promoter Score! Gets at what “customers” really think. Two great organizations just today shared their NPS: Matt Kramer at Wildflower Montessori micro schools, and Jessica Kiessel at Omidyar Network (grantmaking). More please!
– Guestblogger Mike Goldstein