Legislative sessions in many states closed recently with new or updated laws that directly contradict volumes of robust scientific research.
John Hattie is an education researcher who changed the way we think about what works in the classroom. His meta-study, Visible Learning (2009), analyzed 50,000 studies of more than 80 million students. This seminal work, with its 2011 and 2015 updates, shined the light on the importance of visible learning and taught us what interventions were most effective in education. His research ranked almost 200 different factors according to their influence on student achievement and uncovered insights about relative effectiveness that should drive policy discussions for education stakeholders.
Yet, somehow, it doesn’t. Legislative sessions in many states...
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