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Understanding Student Weaknesses


April 30, 2013

Philip Sadler As part of a unique study that surveyed 181 middle-school physical science teachers and nearly 10,000 students, researchers showed that science teachers were most successful when they could predict their students' wrong answers on standardized tests. Full Story

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