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Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day: Study Finds That Touted “Personalized Learning” Tech Platform Wasn’t Effective

A big new study that came out last week found that a highly-touted “personalized learning” tech program wasn’t very effective at teaching math.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that “personalized learning” doesn’t work.

It could just mean that “personalized learning” does work – the old-fashioned way. In other words, getting to know students, having small class sizes, creating lessons that are relevant to student lives, etc. might be a better way to “personalize” learning.

You can read more about the study here:

This personalized learning program was supposed to boost math scores. It didn’t, new study finds is from Chalkbeat.

‘Teach to One’ Personalized-Learning Model Has No Effect on Students’ Math Scores, Federal Evaluation Finds is from Ed Week.

Study casts doubts on Teach to One personalized learning in NJ is from The Hechinger Report.

 

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Larry Ferlazzo

Larry Ferlazzo has been a high school teacher since 2003 after spending nineteen years working as a community organizer. He teaches Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced English Language Learners (as well as native English speakers) at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California.