At a South Carolina school that’s experimenting with personalized learning, sixth graders plan a recipe during math class. Photo: James Jason Lee/Education Week
Personalized learning produces gains in math, concludes a new RAND study of 40 schools participating in a Next Generation Learning Challenges program funded by the Gates Foundation. Improvements in reading were not statistically significant.
“On average, the students started the 2015–16 academic year below national norms and approached those norms by the end of the year,” RAND reported. “Looking at individual schools, nearly half…
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