Mon, 22 Apr 2002 09:03:18 EDT
In a message dated 4/21/2002 10:49:32 PM, email@example.com writes:
>Caring parents and studying increase test scores. Researchers briefly
>remove heads from asses to look amazed. News at 11.
don't let the presence of the familiar (is it ever a bad thing to reiterate
proven truths?) obscure the nugget of the new: the interesting stuff here is
the stuff about study groups.
<<There are real differences in how Asian students hit the books.
They tend to study in mutually supportive groups ... said Ronald
Ferguson, a Harvard University economist who has studied the achievement gap
In a landmark study at the University of California at Berkeley, mathematics
Prof. Uri Treisman dramatically boosted the scores of his black freshmen
taking calculus when he had them duplicate the group-study habits of their
Scores also shot up in elementary grades when students worked in groups
helping one another, Aronson said.>>