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Even When Test Scores Go Up, Some Cognitive Abilities Don’t

Schools whose students have the highest gains on standardized tests do not produce similar gains in students' ability to analyze abstract problems and think logically. ... More>


Frequent Tests Can Enhance College Learning, Study Finds


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Human Factors 101: How About Just Trying Things Out?

While I was staring at my iMAC screen pondering options for this month's column, one of my favorite images, a self-portrait by Norman Rockwell, came to mind. In the portrait, we see Rockwell from behind, scratching his head and staring at a canvas that is blank, except for a Saturday Evening Post banner across the top. A clock, a calendar, a pinned-up note with the deadline for his cover, and assorted crumpled-up sketches make it clear that the artist (Rockwell preferred to call himself an illustrator) has little time and no ideas. ... More>