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Quality of tutors goes unchecked

Title: Quality of tutors goes unchecked
Date: Tuesday, 24 April 2007
Publisher: The Wichita Eagle
Author: Icess Fernandez
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Here's a word problem for you: There are two tutoring programs in a Wichita school. One is very structured, complete with math worksheets and teachers giving direction. The other focuses on helping students explore learning with such techniques as playing with dough. Both are part of a $1 million federally mandated experiment. Which one will be the most effective in raising students' assessment test scores? Answer: No one will know until next year. And that's the real problem, some local educators ... [Read the rest at]